Inspired by the Olympic village, the new IOC headquarters embodies the culture, values, and spirit of the Olympic games. The new campus for the International Olympic Committee is unified under a sustainable roof, while allowing the natural beauty of the Swiss landscape to integrate with Le château de Vidy. The architecture takes advantage of its distinct siting by making more prominent the views of Lac Léman and the Alps beyond.
Sustainability is a central theme of the design both inside and out. The concept of a building inside of a building creates circulation spaces that feel like an urban street, and also require less energy to maintain at a comfortable temperature. The office floor plates are kept narrow to maximize daylighting and ventilation.