A famed Japanese architect's criticism of the futuristic-looking national stadium planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is being shared by an increasing number of people who say it's too big and doesn't match the surrounding environment.

In the August issue of an architecture journal, Pritzker Prize laureate Fumihiko Maki wrote that the 70-meter-high stadium with total floor space of 290,000 sq. meters is too big for the 11-hectare site in Jingu Gaien Park, which is designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for landscape preservation.

It will be built on the same site as the current, smaller stadium used for the 1964 Olympics.