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.

 

IOC; IOC Members receive a commemorative part of the old headquarters

IOC International Olympic Committee / Lausanne Switzerland – Photo by hjalmarGD on Flickr. – (CC BY-SA 2.0)

International Olympic Committee director general Christophe de Kepper said:

You would have find on your desk a commemorative object. Which is in line, and is be designed with our sustainabilty commitments. 97% Of all material of the former IOC buildings have been recycled or re-used thanks to innovitive approaches. This object has been made from 100% re-used materials from the main entrance of the former IOC building. It is aimed at being a bridge, or symbolising a bridge, between the former and the future.

 

Last April, I visited the construction site of the new IOC headquarters. You can read more here.

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

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

 

Location

 

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New roof Olympic Stadium London, May 2015 – © West Ham United FC / Lobster Vision

 


London 2012;


Rio 2016;


PyeongChang 2018;


Tokyo 2020;


2022 Bid;


The International Olympic Committee;


Previous Games;


General;


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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