An exhibition on Olympic stadiums opened last week in The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland:
From The Olympic Museum:
13 OCTOBER 2016 – 07 MAY 2017
STADIUMS PAST AND FUTURE
The exhibition addresses the stadium through the relationship it maintains, both with the city in which it stands, and with the various protagonists involved.
We are attempting to observe the role and impact of the stadium as a whole, not only from an architectural point of view.
An exhibition in three parts
The first zone briefly retraces the long history of stadiums since Antiquity, starting with their basic functions: to delimit the area of a sports competition and bring together an enthusiastic audience.
The central part is focused on the Olympic Games London 2012, to show that a stadium is not only built for the 16 days of competition, but is also a project that runs for more than 30 years. Sustainable development and legacy are the key words here.
The Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 editions of the Games will be examined to see what has become of the Olympic legacy, or what will become of it.
For more information visit the The Olympic Museum website.