“Launched for the first time during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Agora is a unique cultural platform created by the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage (OFCH) to promote Olympic culture and values among global audiences. Inspired by the Ancient Greek tradition of a social hub, the Agora is a space for cross-cultural dialogue and discovery at the intersection of sport, art, culture and education.
To mark the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 the OFCH brings special Olympic cultural content online, for audiences across the globe. At the heart of the programme are seven Olympian Artists-in- Residence who were selected to create and present new, original artworks inspired by the Olympic values and the magic of winter sports.”
The Dutch architect who designed a brick-clad Olympic stadium for the 1928 Games in Amsterdam won an unlikely award: an Olympic gold medal. Alongside athletes competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in gymnastics, diving, and wrestling, Di Stijl designer Jan Wils was awarded first place in the category of architecture.
MegaFaces is a kinetic facade conceived by Asif Khan and engineered by iart. It can transform in three dimensions to recreate the faces of visitors to Khan’s pavilion, a 2,000 m2 cube situated in the Olympic Park in Sochi during the 2014 Olympic Games. This video was taken during commissioning, shortly before the opening of the pavilion on 7 February 2014. The project was commissioned by MegaFon. Music: Arthur Carabott