New IOC headquarters; Olympic House inaugurated

125th Anniversary & Official Opening Olympic House

 

IOC officially inaugurates Olympic House and celebrates 125th anniversary
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today officially opened Olympic House – one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. The inauguration was the highlight of the very emblematic and emotional celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the IOC, which was founded on 23 June 1894 by Pierre de Coubertin.

Read more: Press release

New IOC headquarters; Video: Olympic House becomes one of the most sustainable buildings in the world (IOC)

Olympic House becomes one of the most sustainable buildings in the world

IOC Media on YouTube
 
Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications. It has therefore become one of the most sustainable buildings in the world.
One of the three certifications is LEED Platinum, the highest certification level of the international LEED green building programme. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organisation that developed LEED, Olympic House has received the most points (93) of any LEED v4-certified new construction project to date.

With more than 98,000 registered and certified projects across 175 countries and territories, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building programme in the world and an international symbol of sustainability excellence. It signifies that a building is lowering carbon emissions and conserving resources while prioritising sustainable practices and creating a healthier environment. LEED Platinum is the highest level of certification possible.
 

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New IOC headquarters; Press release: Olympic House becomes one of the most sustainable buildings in the world (IOC)

New IOC headquarters in Lausanne, captured by photographer Adam Mørk. Photo courtesy of the International Olympic Committee.

 

Press release by the International Olympic Committee (link).

Olympic House becomes one of the most sustainable buildings in the world

Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications. It has therefore become one of the most sustainable buildings in the world.
One of the three certifications is LEED Platinum, the highest certification level of the international LEED green building programme. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organisation that developed LEED, Olympic House has received the most points (93) of any LEED v4-certified new construction project to date.

With more than 98,000 registered and certified projects across 175 countries and territories, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building programme in the world and an international symbol of sustainability excellence. It signifies that a building is lowering carbon emissions and conserving resources while prioritising sustainable practices and creating a healthier environment. LEED Platinum is the highest level of certification possible.

In addition to receiving the LEED Platinum certification, Olympic House is the first international headquarters – and the second building overall – to obtain the highest (Platinum) level of the Swiss Sustainable Construction Standard (SNBS). It has also been awarded the Swiss standard for energy-efficient buildings, Minergie P. Olympic House is the first building to receive these three certifications, and the first in Switzerland to achieve LEED v4 Platinum.

“We are proud that Olympic House, as the new home of the Olympic Movement, has received such prestigious Swiss and international certifications, recognising our strong commitment to sustainability, which is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “From the very beginning of the original architecture competition all the way through to construction, energy management and furnishings, the IOC focused very much on sustainable solutions. We are happy that our investment in sustainability has led to receiving these three certifications.”

“The new Olympic House combines symbolism, functionality and sustainability,” said HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Chair of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission. “With the achievement of unmatched standard levels, it demonstrates how the IOC is turning its sustainability commitments into action, serving as an inspiration for the entire Olympic Movement.”

Based in Lausanne and designed by 3XN+ IttenBrechbühl, Olympic House will bring all the IOC staff under one roof. The new building will provide a meeting place for the global Olympic Movement. Olympic House is a privately-funded investment in sustainability, operational efficiency, and the local economy and development.

With its shape inspired by the movement of an athlete, Olympic House combines the highest standards in architectural design with a holistic approach to sustainability. It incorporates rigorous criteria in energy and water efficiency, while optimising the health and wellbeing of its users. It pushes sustainability boundaries and has transformed the market – particularly with respect to construction materials and furniture, which comply with strict environmental standards.

“LEED v4 was designed to be the most rigorous green building rating system in the world. From improving energy performance to emphasising human health and integrative building design, LEED v4 is encouraging project teams to operate beyond the status quo,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council. “Olympic House’s LEED Platinum certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership and sets the IOC apart as a leader in sustainability in the international sports world.”

Eighty per cent of the investment in the building was spent locally, and more than 95 per cent of the former IOC headquarters was reused or recycled.

Solar panels and heat pumps using water from nearby Lake Geneva provide renewable energy to the building, which is expected to use 35 per cent less energy and 60 per cent less municipal water than a conventional new construction.

The project has involved unprecedented collaboration between local authorities, suppliers, academics and the IOC’s commercial partners. Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow provided solutions to enhance the building’s architecture and environmental performance. As the IOC’s Official Carbon Partner, Dow has also delivered a global carbon mitigation programme, which has already compensated the carbon emissions associated with the construction of the building and its operations until 2020. IOC Worldwide Mobility Partner Toyota has delivered zero-emission hydrogen cars, while another IOC Worldwide Partner, Panasonic, has supplied the audio-visual equipment needed to support remote and on-site meetings.

Sustainability is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda – the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement – and the IOC is committed to embedding its principles across its operations: as an organisation, as the owner of the Olympic Games and as the leader of the Olympic Movement.

The official inauguration of Olympic House will take place on Olympic Day, 23 June 2019.

 

Lausanne: Olympic Capital; New bus line connects the Olympic House with The Olympic Museum

Map: Google Earth / AotG – Click on map to enlarge it.

Yesterday, the new bus route Ligne 24 was inaugurated in Lausanne. From June 17 this line connects various sports destinations, including the new headquarters of the IOC, Stade Pierre de Coubertin and The Olympic Museum. Read more

 

 

YOG – Lausanne 2020; Events and Athlete quotas

Events

Sport Discipline Events – Men Events – Women Events – Mixed Total
Biathlon -Sprint 7.5km
-Individual 12.5km
-Sprint 6km
-Individual 10km
-Mixed Relay
-Single Mixed Relay
6
Bobsleigh Bobsleigh -Monobob -Monobob 2
Skeleton -Individual -Individual 2
Curling -Mixed Team
-Mixed NOC Doubles
2
Ice Hockey -6 Team Tournament
-Mixed NOC 3 on 3 Tournament
-6 Team Tournament
-Mixed NOC 3 on 3 Tournament
4
Luge -Single
-Double
-Single
-Double
-Team Relay 5
Skating Figure Skating -Single -Single -Pairs
-Ice Dance
-Mixed NOC Team Event
5
Short Track Speed Skating -500m
-1000m
-500m
-1000m
-Mixed NOC Relay 5
Speed Skating -500m
-1500m
-Mass Start
-500m
-1500m
-Mass Start
-Mixed NOC Team Sprint 7
Skiing Alpine Skiing -Slalom
-Giant Slalom
-SuperG
-Alpine Combined
-Slalom
-Giant Slalom
-SuperG
-Alpine Combined
-Parallel Mixed Team Event 9
Freestyle Skiing -Ski Halfpipe
-Ski Slopestyle
-Ski Big Air
-Ski Cross
-Ski Halfpipe
-Ski Slopestyle
-Ski Big Air
-Ski Cross
8
Snowboard -Snowboard Halfpipe
-Snowboard Slopestyle
-Snowboard Big Air
-Snowboard Cross
-Snowboard Halfpipe
-Snowboard Slopestyle
-Snowboard Big Air
-Snowboard Cross
8
Cross-Country Skiing -Sprint
-10km
– Cross Country Cross
-Sprint
-5km
– Cross Country Cross
6
Nordic Combined -Individual NH/10km -Individual NH/5km 2
Ski Jumping -Individual -Individual -Mixed Teams 3
Combined Disciplines -Nordic Mixed Team NH 4×3.3km
-Ski Snowboard Cross Mixed Team
2
Ski Mountaineering -Sprint
-Individual
-Sprint
-Individual
-Mixed NOC Relay 5

 

Athlete quotas

Sport Discipline Events Age Male Female Total
Biathlon 6 17-18 100 100 200
Bobsleigh Bobsleigh 2 15-18 18 18 36
Skeleton 2 15-18 20 20 40
Curling 2 15-18 48 48 96
Ice Hockey 4 15-16 206 206 412
Luge 5 15-18 50 50 100
Skating Figure Skating 5 15-19 38 38 76
Short Track Speed Skating 5 16-18 32 32 64
Speed Skating 7 16-18 32 32 64
Skiing Alpine Skiing 9 17-18 80 80 160
Freestyle Skiing 8 16-18 64 64 128
Snowboard 8 16-18 64 64 128
Cross-Country Skiing 6 16-18 80 80 160
Nordic Combined 2 16-18 40 40 80
Ski Jumping 3 16-18 40 40 80
Combined Disciplines 2
Ski Mountaineering 5 17-18 24 24 48
Total 81 936 936 1872

 

Source: The International Olympic Committee

YOG – Lausanne 2020; Pictograms

Image: Lausanne 2020

 

Image: Lausanne 2020 on Twitter

 

Press release by Lausanne 2020:

Lausanne 2020 reveals its pictograms 300 days before kick-off
Pictograms, graphic representations of sports disciplines, are a core element of the visual expression of the Olympic Games. In line with its ambition to active involve young people in the preparation and organization of the event, Lausanne 2020 has entrusted the development of the pictograms to ERACOM (Ecole romande d’arts et communication de Lausanne), a Lausanne-based arts school. With 300 days to go before the Opening Ceremony, the pictograms were official unveiled today by Lausanne 2020.

ERACOM, whose apprentices have already created Lausanne 2020’s mascot “Yodli”, which was introduced to the public early this year, gathered three classes from its graphics department for this new project. A total of 36 apprentices worked together to produce the 16 pictograms, which represent each of the winter sports included in the Lausanne 2020 programme.

Upon the unveiling of the pictograms, Adrien Jenni, Director of ERACOM, said: “We are very proud of these young first-year apprentices, who showed a lot of ambition and hard work towards this one-year project. From around thirty initial proposals, three were shortlisted, with the winner named by a jury including representatives of ERACOM, Lausanne 2020 and the IOC. Just like the mascot, we are delighted to see these pictograms come to life and contribute to the identity of the 2020 Youth Games.”

Once the final pictograms were chosen, a class of fourth year students from the interactive media design programme worked on their animation. These animated pictograms are visible today and will be used on all Lausanne 2020 digital platforms, before and during the Games.

Reflecting on the project, Viviane Morey, coordinator of the Lausanne 2020 projects at ERACOM, said: “To draw inspiration, we mainly focused on the athletes’ movements while practicing the different disciplines. From painting to drawing, and even some experiments using water in the schoolyard to practice Chinese calligraphy, various creative techniques were used! And we are very happy with the result. For us, it is a great source of pride to be able to contribute to the development of an Olympic event.”

Ian Logan, Director General of Lausanne 2020 also expressed his gratitude towards the project, adding: “The success of Lausanne 2020 will partly be measured by its impact within schools. Today, hundreds of young people are involved in the preparation of Lausanne 2020, developing new skills and knowledge in a variety of areas. The commitment of the youth is part of our project’s DNA and I would like to thank ERACOM for this high-quality work and fruitful collaboration. We look forward to working on more projects together.”

The Medal Design Competition for Lausanne 2020 is now open. Visit medal-design-competition.com for the rules and guidelines.

 

New IOC headquarters; Opening Date Announced

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Press release by the IOC;

Olympic House to officially open on Olympic Day

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will officially inaugurate its new headquarters on 23 June during the celebration of Olympic Day. In 2019 this symbolic day will mark the 125th anniversary of the creation of the IOC.

The inauguration of Olympic House will be the culmination of a journey that started back in 2014 when the IOC decided to move ahead with the consolidation of its head office.

Source: IOC
Full press release: Olympic House to officially open on Olympic Day

YOG – Lausanne 2020; Masterplan (January 2019)

 

ClusterVenueSportsCapacityType
LausanneCentre sportif de Malley / Vaudoise arénaCeremonies, Ice Hockey, Figure skating and Short track speed skating9600 SeatsNew
Youth Olympic Village
Medal Plaza
LeysinSki Freestyle (Halfpipe & Slopestyle), Snowboard (Halfpipe & Slopestyle)
Les DiableretsAlpine skiing
VillarsSki Cross, Snowboard Cross & Ski Mountaineering
ChampéryChampéry PalladiumCurlingExisting
St. MoritzSt. Moritz-Celerina Olympic BobrunBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeExisting
Lac de Saint-MoritzSpeed skatingTemporary
Vallée de JouxCross-country skiing
Les Tuffes/Station des Rousses (France)Stade Nordique des TuffesBiathlon, Nordic combined and Ski jumpingExisting

YOG – Lausanne 2020; 1 Year to Go!

Source: Website Lausanne 2020

The final countdown is on as we’re only 1 year away from Lausanne 2020!

III Winter Youth Olympic Games
Lausanne, Switzerland
9 to 22 January 2020
Athletes expected: 1,800 (15-18 years old and from more than 80 countries)
8 Sports, 16 disciplines
8 Competition sites
Visit the Lausanne 2020 website

 

Mascot

Yesterday, the Lausanne 2020 Mascot was revealed;