Lausanne: Olympic Capital; New bus line connects the Olympic House with The Olympic Museum

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Yesterday, the new bus route Ligne 24 was inaugurated in Lausanne. From June 17 this line connects various sports destinations, including the new headquarters of the IOC, Stade Pierre de Coubertin and The Olympic Museum. Read more

 

 

Lausanne: Olympic Capital; Part 11 – Olympic Studies Centre

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The Olympic Studies Centre, home of Olympic knowledge

IOC Media on YouTube
 
We invite you to virtually visit the Olympic Studies Centre, and learn about the Olympic World Library and our resources.
 

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Location

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

 

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Photo: Martijn Giebels

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
  16. Synathlon
  17. Bibliothèque Edouard Fleuret
  18. Tour Bel-Air
  19. Agora, Département d’oncologie
  20. Office Régional de Placement

 

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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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Lausanne: Olympic Capital; Part 7 – Olympic locations in Lausanne (miscellaneous)

Olympic Capital signage

Lausanne Railway Station – Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Palais de Beaulieu – Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

Countdown clocks

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

 

Ouchy – Olympique Metro Station

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

 

Stadiums

Stade Pierre de Coubertin – Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Stade Juan Antonio Samaranch – Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

Bust of Pierre de Coubertin

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

Rings, rings, rings

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

Lausanne: Olympic Capital; Part 6 – Olympic locations in Lausanne (buildings)

Today the sixth part in the series about Lausanne; an overview all IOC related buildings in the city.
(read previous posts)

 

Palais de Rumine

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Lausanne hosted the Olympic Congress on ‘Sports psychologie and physiology’ in 1913, two years before the IOC settled in the city.

 

Casino de Montbenon

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

First IOC Headquarters in Lausanne from 1915 to 1922. In 1915, the IOC moved from Paris to Lausanne. Almost all of Europe was in war (First World War) and Switzerland was one of the few countries that was neutral.

 

Villa Mon-Repos

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

IOC Headquarters from 1922 to 1968. Also the location of the first Olympic Museum.

1937;  Death of Pierre de Coubertin.

 

Château de Vidy

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

IOC Headquarters from 1968. Expanded in 1986 (photo below). The extension is now demolished to make way for the new Olympic House. The IOC has moved to a temporary headquarters in Pully.

Read more about the new Olympic House.

Former IOC HQ in Lausanne. Photo by Sjaak Kempe on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

The Olympic Museum

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

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.

1994; Lausanne becomes ‘the Olympic Capital’
2015; 100th anniversary of IOC establishment in Lausanne. The City of Lausanne has accepted to grant the IOC a lease until 2115.

 

Temporary Headquarters

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Temporay headquarters (from 2016) during the construction of the new Olympic House.

 

Lausanne Palace & Spa

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Official hotel of the International Olympic Committee. Also venue for some EB meetings.

 

Maison du Sport International (House of International Sport)

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Founded in 2001 by the International Olympic Committee, the Canton de Vaud and the City of Lausanne. Tenants include international sports federations and organisations and other companies active in the field of sport.

 

Olympic House (under construction)

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

Lausanne: Olympic Capital; Part 4 – The Olympic Museum (1)

In 1915, Baron Pierre de Coubertin chose Lausanne as the location for the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee. Today, more dan 50 international sports federations and organisations are are based in Lausanne.

In the coming weeks we will post more about Lausanne and the IOC. Today part 4; A short video about the new exhibition design for The Olympic Museum.

(see all posts in this series)

 

Video by Centre Screen on YouTube.

“Centre Screen have recently completed the largest project we have ever undertaken. 96 people worked for 20 months to produce in excess of 60 different, dual-language exhibits for the newly renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

With AV taking a central role in the visitor journey, the museum is a celebration of the Olympic spirit, brought to life through film, audio and multimedia. Working with Mather & Co, Metaphor and Paragon, Centre Screen’s part in designing the experience was paramount.”