Lausanne: Olympic Capital; Part 11 – Olympic Studies Centre

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Location

The Olympic Studies Centre
Villa du Centenaire
Quai d’Ouchy 1
1006 Lausanne
Switzerland

 

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YOG – Lausanne 2020; Youth Olympic Village: Design & Webcam Construction

The construction of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Village (“Vortex”) on the campus of the Université de Lausanne has started. You can read more about the concept behind the design in this presentation.

After the Youth Olympic Games, the building will be used as student accommodation for 1,000 students.

 

Project details

  • Architect: Dürig AG (website)
  • Client: Retraites Populaires & SiPAL Canton de Vaud
  • Landscape Design: Vulkan Studio, Zürich

 

Youth Olympic Village facts & figures

  • 1,600 beds
  • 630 Rooms
  • 475 Studios
  • 50 Apartments
  • Courtyard: 7,800 m2
  • Construction: 2017-2019
  • Legacy: Student accommodation

 

Webcam construction

You can watch the progress of construction on this page.

 

Images

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Location

IOC; IOC Executive Board Meeting July 2017: Updates and decisions

Updates and decisions by the IOC Executive Board:

 

Rio 2016

On Sunday the IOC Executive Board met with de president of the Rio 2016 organizing committee and released the following statement concerning the status of the dissolution process of the organizing committee of Rio2016 (and outstanding payments):

Given that more detailed information is required before Rio2016 financial accounts can be closed, the Executive Board deferred any further consideration at this stage. The Executive Board state that the IOC has closed all of its obligations with the organizing committee in December 2016. As confirmed by the organizing committee. The IOC contributed a record amount to the succesful staging of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. According to audited accounts we contributed $1.53 billion to their success. This is in addition to an exceptional effort to significant cost savings and additional financial undertakings by all the Olympic stakeholders which amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars to make these historic Games possible.

 

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Lausanne: Olympic Capital; Part 10 – Architecture Guide

 

Buildings

  1. Rolex Learning Center
  2. Under One Roof
  3. New Mechanics Hall
  4. SwissTech Convention Centre
  5. Hostel Lausanne Jeunotel
  6. Pavilion National Exhibition 1964 in Lausanne
  7. Tree Sculpture
  8. Opéra de Lausanne
  9. The Olympic Museum
  10. La Source
  11. Library La Sallaz
  12. La Sallaz Footbridge
  13. Place de la Sallaz
  14. Tour de Sauvabelin
  15. Flon Area

 

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Lausanne: Olympic Capital; Part 9 – The Olympic Museum (3)

You can read part 1 here.

 

Building

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

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Lausanne: Olympic Capital; Part 8 – The Olympic Museum (2)

Located in Ouchy on the shores of Lake Geneva. The museum was founded by former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch and designed by Pedro Ramírez Vázquez (architect, president of the organizing committee of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and IOC member). The Olympic Museum was inaugurated in 1993 and renovated between 2012 and 2013. The site is also home to the Olympic Studies Centre and a large park.

 

Olympic Park

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

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