With the Tokyo Olympics on the horizon, what better opportunity to celebrate a gold medal-worthy staircase! Referencing Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s Olympic Rings, The Unity Staircase soars the full height of the building and connects the five floors through a central atrium inside the new headquarters of International Olympic House located at Lausanne Switzerland.
The subtle yet symbolic reflection of the five Olympic rings, when viewed from below, the architectural staircase appears to be interlaced – a nod to the Olympic principles: movement, transparency, flexibility, sustainability and collaboration, and the five continents that form the basis of the iconic Olympic logo.
Designed by 3XN Architects, the values of the IOC manifested through architecture. This multiple awards winning new Olympic House building is one of the most sustainable buildings in the world.