With the Olympics in full swing, we thought we'd take a greater look at the architectural constructs at the Olympic Village Plaza for this weeks MONCmondays. 


An unprecedented level of thought and consideration has gone into the construction of the Olympic Village Plaza. In a bid to make the games more environmentally responsible and climate conscious, the organising committee borrowed lumber from local municipalities across Japan to construct the Plaza and will be deconstructed once the games are over and will be "used as a legacy in local governments' public facilities and elsewhere"

The wooden Olympic Rings used in the opening ceremony is a node to traditional Japanese craft culture as the wood came from trees which was sown by Tokyo athletes in 1964 which have been growing over the last six decades. 

We wish all countries the best for this years Olympic Games.