3XN designing new International Olympic Committee HQ in Switzerland
To be built on the banks of Lake Geneva
3XN is the lucky company to be chosen over of 11 competing architects — including OMA, Toyo Ito and Amanda Levete — to develop the design for the new administrative base for the organisation governing the Olympic Games.
The structure is set to be built on a 24,000-square-metre site on the banks of Lake Geneva and will consolidate the IOC's existing operations around Lausanne, creating offices for up to 500 employees.
The brief stated the design will be, "a building that clearly reflects the values of IOC" and that would "serve as a catalyst for collaboration and interaction for the IOC Staff and Olympic Movement Stakeholders".
"This is an incredible honour for our studio," said 3XN principal Kim Herforth Nielsen. "The Olympic Movement has many expressions that are about people coming together in the best possible way."
3XN has worked continuously on their proposal since last July, and will reveal their design after the IOC make its final decision on the plans, following negotiations with the Swiss authorities.