Danish practice 3XN has been selected to design the new headquarters for the Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. The team was chosen among 11 competing architectural firms and household names such as OMA, Toyo Ito and Amanda Levete. 3XN’s winning concept will provide an Olympic campus and accompanying administrative buildings.
The proposals for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters were given last July and the final results were announced a few days ago. It will comprise a campus located on a 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva with administrative buildings and service for 450 employees. The actual design of the 14,000 square meter building will be revealed upon conclusion of negotiations with the Swiss authorities.
Principal and Creative Director of 3XN said in a statement: “The Olympic Movement has many expressions that are about people coming together in the best possible way. We have designed the new IOC Headquarters as a physical expression of the Olympic Movement and its values expressed through Architecture.”