The Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee has taken possession of the Youth Olympic Village, the future home to the 3,998 athletes who will compete in the biggest multisports event in Argentina's history.
During the Youth Olympic Games, the Village will house 6,286 residents, composed of athletes, coaches and sports federation representatives. In total, there will be 7,016 beds available and a dining room with the capacity to seat 2,300 people. For a little more than two weeks, it will be a small city where dozens of languages are spoken.
With its 31 towers, the Youth Olympic Village is transforming the Villa Soldati neighbourhood in the south of Buenos Aires. The development has propelled the construction of a public school and a day-care facility in the area, in addition to kicking off a project to turn a local hospital into a tertiary care centre.
When the Youth Olympic Games come to an end, the apartments will be sold off through a soft loan system and handed over to their new owners between March and April 2019.