By now, you are probably aware of last week's big news – Japan has performed a U-turn on their 2020 Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, rejecting Zaha Hadid's competition-winning design and calling for a return to the drawing board for a more context-sensitive solution. On the one hand, it seems sensible to rethink a project with a ballooning budget and an extraordinary sense of scale (it's gigantic) – on the other, one might feel a pang of sympathy for Zaha, who appears to have been led a merry dance during the whole process.
Either way, we can at least rejoice that some good has come out of the whole sorry situation – the lost stadium has gained new life as a multi-purpose meme, as The Japan Times notes (check out this link for full credits on these 'creative' images).
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