Inauguration of the
new Olympic House

23 June 2019 marked the inauguration of the IOC’s new headquarters, Olympic House, in Vidy.

Developed by Danish architecture firm 3XN, Olympic House allows the IOC to bring together its staff – 500 employees who had been spread across Lausanne in four locations – under one roof at a single site.

Selected by the IOC in April 2014 after an international architecture competition, 3XN partnered with Swiss architects Itten Brechbühl to oversee the construction of the project.

The IOC now benefits from two Olympic centres in Lausanne: Olympic House in Vidy to cater for its administration and offer a welcoming meeting place for all its stakeholders; and The Olympic Museum and the Olympic Studies Centre in Ouchy to host the general public.

The headquarters offer the IOC workforce a high-quality and contemporary working environment. Olympic House has been designed as a sustainable building in terms of both construction and operations. Special efforts have been put into energy and water efficiency, waste reduction and landscape integration. Olympic House has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications, therefore making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the world.

Olympic House

Designed to reflect the IOC’s overarching mission to make the world a better place through sport and the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020, Olympic House brings together the IOC staff – 500 employees previously spread across Lausanne in four locations – under one roof. It is an investment by the IOC in sustainability, one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020.
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