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3XN Beats Out OMA, Toyo Ito, Others to Design Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne

3XN Beats Out OMA, Toyo Ito, Others to Design Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne
3XN Beats Out OMA, Toyo Ito, Others to Design Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne, Screenshot of the proposed site of the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.. Image © Google Earth
Screenshot of the proposed site of the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.. Image © Google Earth

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced 3XN as the winner of the competition to design the IOC's new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The decision to choose the Denmark-based firm over eleven other firms, including OMA, Toyo Ito, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), follows a unanimous recommendation by the IOC Architecture College.

The 14,000 square meter Headquarters will be part of a greater 'Olympic campus' of administrative buildings, located on a 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva.

The entire shortlist and more from 3XN, after the break...

Kim Herforth Nielsen, Principal and Creative Director of 3XN, says: ‘This is an incredible honour for our studio. 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.’

3XN's proposal was chosen over 11 others from the following firms:

  • Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
  • OMA
  • Jean Marc IBOS – Myrto Vitart
  • XDGA – Xaveer De Geyter Architecten B.V.B.A
  • Brasil Arquitetura
  • Groupe 3 Architectes S.N.C
  • Amanda Levete Architects
  • Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
  • PIUARCH S.r.l
  • Diller Scofidio & Renfro
  • Farshid Moussavi Architecture

3XN's concept will be revealed at a later date by the IOC.

Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "3XN Beats Out OMA, Toyo Ito, Others to Design Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne" 22 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/498969/3xn-beats-out-oma-toyo-ito-others-to-design-olympic-headquarters-in-lausanne/> ISSN 0719-8884