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Headquarters of the International Olympic Committee “Olympic House”

EXPRESSING the ideals of sport

3XN

Danish craft and Swiss precision are fused in Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne. The Copenhagen-based studio of 3XN won the competition with a design that expressed five key objectives of the client: movement, transparency, flexibility, sustainability, and collaboration. To realize their vision, 3XN worked closely with IttenBrechbühl, a Swiss architectural office that will soon celebrate its centennial. Olympic House is located on high ground in the Parc Louis Bourget, overlooking the city and Lake Geneva. Its 22,000 sq. m of enclosed space is double that of the building it replaces and brings all 500 IOC staff under one roof. Just as importantly it gives them an ideal work environment that fosters a team spirit, in contrast to the hierarchy and segregation of their former home. Sharp angles and bowed façades catch the...

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