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Kengo Kuma's Airbnb Experience to Include Tour of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Posted On: Jul 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

Kengo Kuma's Airbnb Experience to Include Tour of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium

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Five lucky architecture enthusiasts and Airbnb users have been offered the unique experience to accompany Kengo Kuma on a guided tour of the 2020 Olympic stadium in Tokyo. The renowned architect has collaborated with Airbnb to offer the exclusive experience, described as a “visit to Kengo's under-construction Olympic stadium, along with a meet and greet at his studio and tea with the celebrated architect.” The July 31st tour, sadly fully booked , offers an insightful example of architects collaborating with leaders of the “gig economy” to offer design experiences directly to the public.
Courtesy of Airbnb
The $180 tour will begin at Kuma's studio in Tokyo's Aoyama neighborhood, from where the architect will accompany the five guests to the architecturally-significant Yoyogi National Gymnasium , which hosted the 1964 Olympics. Along the way, Kuma will discuss the roots of his architectural career, and the influence of the Yoyogi gymnasium on his perspectives in...

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