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Star-studded list makes Olympic HQ shortlist

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AL_A, Farshid Moussavi, OMA and Toyo Ito have made the shortlist to design a new headquarters for the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland

Amanda Levete Architects and Farshid Moussavi Architecture are the two London practices among a star-studded shortlist for the scheme to house 450 staff next to Lake Geneva.

A total of 12 practices from around the world will compete for the project to design the 18,000m2 Olympic Campus.

The building is a move to centralise the committee’s operations. Staff are currently spread across five different sites.

All finalists will now receive £21,000 to develop their proposals for the 2.4ha site, with a winner due to be chosen later this year.

The winning design will need to take into account the Château de Vidy, which was classed as a historical monument in 1971.

The site includes Olympic House and a multifunction center, both of which can be demolished if evidence of their existence is retained.

The International Olympic Committee is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement.

The full shortlist

  • Jean Marc IBOS - Myrto Vitart
  • XDGA - Xaveer De Geyter Architecten B.V.B.A
  • Brasil Arquitetura Ltda
  • Groupe 3 Architectes S.N.C
  • AL_A - Amanda Levete Architects
  • Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
  • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
  • Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos GmbH
  • PIUARCH S.r.l
  • 3XN
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Farshid Moussavi Architecture
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