12 famous firms shortlisted to design IOC’s Switzerland HQ

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced an all-star shortlist of twelve practices – including 2013 Pritzker Prize laureate Toyo Ito and international powerhouse OMA – competing to design their new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Located on 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva, the 18,000 square meter headquarters will provide an “Olympic campus” of administrative buildings and service for 450 employees.

The IOC will award one of the shortlisted firms £21,000 to develop their designs once a decision has been made in December.

The twelve shortlisted firms are: Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, OMA Jean Marc IBOS – Myrto Vitart, XDGA – Xaveer De Geyter Architecten B.V.B.A, Brasil Arquitetura, Groupe 3 Architectes S.N.C, Amanda Levete Architects, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, PIUARCH S.r.l, 3XN, Diller Scofidio & Renfro and Farshid Moussavi Architecture.