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Louisiana Channel has released their latest video interview with 3XN founder Kim Herforth Nielsen, in which she reflects on the firm’s design for the Olympic House, the new headquarters for the International Olympic Committee, which is heralded as one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. In the interview, Nielsen reflects on how the building took inspiration from the five Olympic rings, translating as five staircases shaped to encourage communication and encounters among users. The entire roof is also shaped from the IOC dove symbol, signaling that “because peace is very important, IOC is a peaceful organization.” Nielsen also argues that the building serves as a sculpture, or installation, in which people can work, stating “it becomes a big sculpture, monument if you want, telling the story about IOC placed in the park.” View more View full description
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