New IOC headquarters; Opening Date Announced

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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

New IOC headquarters; Photos construction Olympic House (August 2018)

Two photos of the construction of the new IOC headquarters in Lausanne by IOC Director of Communications Mark Adams.

 

New IOC headquarters; Photos construction Olympic House (April 2017)

Photos construction site

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Design

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Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

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New IOC headquarters; Proposals “Olympic Unity House” competition

Last year 3NX was chosen as preferred architectural partner for the Olympic Campus in Lausanne. Let’s take a look at a few other proposals in this competion:

Background

June 2013; 12 candidates were asked to develop an architectural concept.

  • Jean Marc IBOS – Myrto Vitart
  • XDGA – Xaveer De Geyter Architecten B.V.B.A.
  • Brasil Arquitetura Ltda.
  • Groupe 3 Architectes S.N.C
  • AL_A – Amanda Levete architects Ltd
  • Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
  • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A)
  • Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos GmbH
  • PIUARCH S.r.l
  • 3XN
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Farshid Moussavi Architecture

 

December 2013; three firms were invited to further develop their concepts.

  • Unity House by 3XN (Denmark)
  • Olympic Forum by Farshid Moussavi Architecture (Great Britain)
  • One People Under One Roof by Xaveer De Geyter Architecten (Belgium)

 

April 2014; The Unity House by 3xN was chosen by the IOC Executive Board.

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Proposals

3XN – Unity House 

© International Olympic Committee / 3XN
© International Olympic Committee / 3XN

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Farshid Moussavi Architecture – Olympic Forum

© Farshid Moussavi Architecture
© Farshid Moussavi Architecture

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Xaveer De Geyter Architecten – One People Under One Roof

© Xaveer De Geyter Architecten / Photo: Frans Parthesius
© Xaveer De Geyter Architecten / Photo: Frans Parthesius

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Brasil Arquitetura Ltda.

© Brasil Arquitetura Ltda.
© Brasil Arquitetura Ltda.

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AL_A – Amanda Levete architects Ltd

© AL_A - Amanda Levete architects Ltd
© AL_A – Amanda Levete architects Ltd

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro

© Diller Scofidio + Renfro
© Diller Scofidio + Renfro

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New IOC headquarters; Images “Olympic Unity House” released

© International Olympic Committee / 3XN
© International Olympic Committee / 3XN
© International Olympic Committee / 3XN
© International Olympic Committee / 3XN
© International Olympic Committee / 3XN
© International Olympic Committee / 3XN

The concept, called “Olympic Unity House” and developed by architectural firm 3XN, ensures that the new building authentically reflects Olympism, the Olympic Movement and the role of the IOC as a catalyst for collaboration in an iconic and transparent way. Olympic Unity House is designed to be a welcoming home for IOC members and the meeting place for the entire Olympic Movement.

The IOC administration will be brought together at Olympic Unity House in a single location in Vidy, resulting in substantial long-term savings, increased working efficiency and energy conservation. With this ambitious project, the IOC aims to demonstrate leadership in terms of sustainability. The highest possible sustainability certification level will be considered, and studies are currently ongoing to define which labels are the most suitable to the new building.

Last April, the EB chose Danish firm 3XN as its architectural partner for the design of its headquarters. The choice concluded a year-long selection process that saw 118 architecture practices from around the world enter an international architecture competition launched by the IOC. Twelve projects, from four different continents, were initially shortlisted. Of those, three were then invited to further develop their concepts.

“The IOC Session was presented today with an architectural project that will allow the IOC to benefit from a modern, functional and sustainable working environment”, said the IOC Director General. “At a time when we are speaking about the future of the Olympic Movement with Olympic Agenda 2020, Olympic Unity House is a bridge between the roots of the IOC in Lausanne and our vision for the future.”

 

Source: IOC – www.olympic.org

 

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New IOC headquarters; 3xN chosen as preferred architectural partner for Olympic Campus in Lausanne

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Architecture – Potential consolidation of the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

The Executive Board chose Danish firm 3xN as its preferred architectural partner for the potential consolidation of the IOC headquarters in Lausanne. The decision follows a unanimous recommendation by the IOC Architecture College made during a meeting on 25 March that included the IOC President, IOC Vice-Presidents Nawal El Moutawakel, Craig Reedie and Zaiqing Yu, Executive Board member Ching-Kuo Wu, and IOC member Lambis V. Nikolaou.

The EB announced its intention last year to look into regrouping the staff of the IOC, who are currently spread throughout Lausanne at a number of sites. The new IOC headquarters would bring the vast majority of the administration to the same location in Vidy, resulting in substantial savings in rental fees, increased working efficiency and energy conservation. The final decision on whether IOC goes ahead with plans to consolidate the headquarters will be dependent on discussions and decisions with the relevant Swiss authorities.

Source: IOC

 

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