2020 Vision: Looking ahead to Lausanne 2020 – the Youth Olympic Village
As the countdown to the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 continues, we focus on the Youth Olympic Village and its stunning architectural centrepiece – the purpose-built Vortex building.
When the young athletes from more than 70 National Olympic Committees arrive in Switzerland in January next year for the 3rd edition of the Winter YOG, they will be accommodated in the lap of luxury courtesy of the state-of-the-art Vortex building located in the heart of the campus of the University of Lausanne.
Ian Logan, CEO of the Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee, said: “This project is a true, practical application of [Olympic] Agenda 2020 and its three overarching themes of sustainability, credibility and youth. This development shows that, when approached in the right way, a Games masterplan can make real sense for a host region.
“To have such a good case study in the heart of the University campus for our next generation of students is wonderful – we couldn’t dream of a better message to start our story.”