POSTED: April 16th 2013

IOC plans for new headquarters

IOC drawing of the area for the headquarters in Vidy / IOC
IOC drawing of the area for the headquarters in Vidy / IOC

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee announced its plans for the Lausanne-Vidy site in Switzerland. It would like to create new headquarters for 450 staff members on one site and plan for the development of an “Olympic campus” housing administrative buildings.

The plans will allow the IOC to benefit from both the Ouchy area Olympic site and the Vidy site for the whole administrative staff and to host its institutional partners.

The high-quality national site near Lake Geneva will house the planned 70,000m3 and 18,000m2 ground surface area building and the 24,000m2 plot for the housing buildings.

The plan would be built around the Château de Vidy, classified as a historical monument by the État de Vaud in 1971.

The architects would have the choice to retain the Olympic House, built in 1986, and the multifunction centre, built in 2005 between the Château and Olympic House, will be up to the candidates in the framework of developing the future headquarters, provided that evidence of these is left.

Selection procedure:

Publication of the call for candidates: 28 March 2013
Submission of candidature files (qualifying deadline) by 11 a.m. on 15 May 2013
Candidate selection decision: scheduled for 17 June 2013

Launch meeting: 16 July 2013
Submission of projects (qualifying deadline) by 11 a.m. on 1 November 2013
Judging of projects: December 2013

Keywords · IOC · Lausanne · architects

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