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2016 - 2019

IOC - Olympic house

Stage
Completed
Location
Lausanne, Vaud
©3XN
Contractor
International Olympic Committee

Project manager
Itten+Brechbühl

Architect
3XN Architectes & Itten+Brechbühl

Award of contract
Tender

©IOC - Adam Mørk
The project

The new IOC headquarters features a building emerging from a base plate blending into the surrounding landscape. A central, large circular opening hosts a monumental staircase. This emblematic staircase constitutes the actual core of the building, a light-flooded space simultaneously used as gathering and circulation areas.

©IOC - Adam Mørk
The project

Its circular shape evokes the five Olympic rings:  five discs, one per level, arranged in a complex and dynamical manner spiral up through the building from the basement to the roof. The structure of this circular area consists of a radial array of steel beams connecting two steel-concrete composite rings.

©INGENI
Dimensions
130'000 m3

Cost
Confidential
©Luca Delachaux
©Luca Delachaux