Adidas Team GB kit by Stella McCartney

This week, Stella McCartney unveiled kits for Rio 2016 and a new logo was chosen for Tokyo 2020

This week on Dezeen: fashion designer Stella McCartney revealed her kit designs for British athletes competing at this year's Olympics, while a new logo for the Tokyo 2020 games was finally selected after the original design was ditched.

The Stella McCartney-designed kits for Adidas, which will be worn by Team GB athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics, are based around a coat of arms and feature the red, blue and white colours of the Union Jack flag.

Logos chosen for 2020 Olympics
New logos chosen for Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games

Officials overseeing the controversy-stricken Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games selected a pair of chequerboard designs as the new logos for the events. The move came just months after the original logo designs were scrapped amid claims of plagiarism.

Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid
Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects revealed its first completed building since the death of its founder and won a competition to design a structure for a technology park near Moscow.

Visionary crazy golf for LDF
Zaha Hadid and Paul Smith design holes for crazy golf course in London's Trafalgar Square

Hadid's firm also hit the headlines after a Kickstarter campaign was launched to bring a crazy golf course partly designed by the late architect to London's Trafalgar Square.

Stomper trainers by Reebok based on Sigourney Weaver's shoes in Alien only come in Mens' sizes
Stomper trainers by Reebok based on Sigourney Weaver's shoes in Alien only come in Mens' sizes

In other news this week, Reebok faced criticism after the sports brand released its Alien Stomper trainers exclusively in male sizes, while the American Institute of Architects cancelled a conference in North Carolina in a protest over the state's new anti-LGBT law.


The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopened after three years of renovation and New York's Museum of Modern Art refuted claims that it is planning on closing its architecture and design galleries.

Qeeboo Online design brand launch Milan design week 2016
Stefano Giovannoni

Stefano Giovannoni responded forcefully to Dezeen readers commenting on our story about designers launching their own brands and we highlighted eight trends from Milan design week that will impact the future of the industry.

Shigeru Ban joins disaster relief effort following Ecuador earthquake
Shigeru Ban joins disaster relief effort following Ecuador earthquake

Shigeru Ban travelled to Ecuador in an effort to help with disaster relief following a major earthquake and Kengo Kuma unveiled plans for a curving residential tower in Vancouver.

Storey Hall by ARM
ARM Architecture wins 2016 Gold Medal from the Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects awarded the country's most prestigious architecture award to "controversial and contentious" studio ARM Architecture and German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans designed a set of posters encouraging UK residents to vote to stay in the European Union.

Dyson's supersonic hairdryer
Dyson's first hairdryer emits a sound "beyond the audible range for humans"

Popular stories on Dezeen this week included Dyson's new hairdryer that is inaudible to humans, a Welsh valley retreat designed by John Pawson and new photographs of MAD's sinuous opera house in China by Iwan Baan.

MAD's Harbin Opera House photographed by Iwan Baan
MAD's sinuous Harbin Opera House photographed in the snow by Iwan Baan

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