A Stadium in the City


Dive into the world of Olympic stadiums thanks to a programme entirely devoted to these buildings that have become essential elements of the Games, and whose impact is measured well beyond the 16 days of competition.

How and where do you choose its location? Who is involved? Are there roads, metros or buses to take the public there? The educational package “A stadium in the city” invites the pupils to explore the world of the great Olympic stadiums.


Ages 6 and upwards


From 25 October 2016 to 5 May 2017


  • In order for the participants to address the questions of city planning, sustainable development and legacy linked to the construction of a stadium.


Option 1: Visit with coach + workshop (reservation required)

Price: CHF 15 per child

The visit

  • First allows to retrace the history of stadiums, from their creation in Antiquity to the projects dreamt up for the future; then, examples of some great Olympic stadiums follow, with the focus on the challenges of city planning, sustainable development and legacy that present themselves before the stadium is constructed. Finally, we turn to the future and the utopian stadiums that may exist one day, like the modern Olympia dreamt up by Pierre de Coubertin, which has partly become reality.


  • Ages 6 to 8 (Gym - level 0)

    On a large mat, using building blocks that represent the main components of a city, the idea is to collectively construct the best possible environment into which a stadium can be integrated. Between phases of handling, dialogue and observation, pupils learn about the impact of these structures on the urban and human fabric. At the end of the workshop, a photo is taken of the city as seen from the sky. More than just a souvenir, this aerial shot can also be used to continue the discussion in class.

  • Ages 9 to 12 and over (Studio - level 2)

    Using the clues provided, pupils learn about and familiarise themselves with notions of architecture, and discover the history behind six stadiums. In small groups, each equipped with a tablet, participants then set off on a virtual urban journey to locate their stadium using Google Earth.

Option 2 : Free visit with a tablet (reservation required)

Price: CHF 7 per child

Tablet with a suggested exhibition route

  • Designed to help teachers arrange their own visit to the temporary exhibition.
  • Suggested route with a few stops within the exhibition.
  • Each stop addresses a key element of the exhibition: sustainable development, city planning, the stadium within time and space, etc.

TOM resources available on the theme

 “A Stadium in the City”, information sheet, activity sheet

 “Stadiums – Past and Future”, exhibition visitor’s guide.

And to learn all about stadiums and sustainable development…

  • A Serious Game is available on line! “Pierre de Coubertin meets the sustainable stadium”, a game which lets teachers and their pupils address a topical subject linked to the exhibition in a fun and interactive way (ages 12 and upwards).

 Serious Game: “Pierre de Coubertin in search of a sustainable stadium”


Tel.: +41 21 621 66 85

Pre-booking form for coached visits, workshops and visits with tablets only.
Form to pre-reserve



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