Archinect - News 2014-04-16T23:57:22-04:00 International Olympic Committee Announces Design Shortlist for Its New Lausanne HQ Alexander Walter 2013-07-03T14:47:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T19:52:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed a shortlist of twelve architectural firms aspiring to design its new Olympic headquarters on a site by Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland. The list surely doesn't lack any star power, featuring names like OMA, Toyo Ito &amp; Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, 3xn and Farshid Moussavi Architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The shortlisted firms are:</p> <ul><li> Jean Marc IBOS - Myrto Vitart</li> <li> XDGA - Xaveer De Geyter Architecten B.V.B.A.</li> <li> Brasil Arquitetura Ltda.</li> <li> Groupe 3 Architectes S.N.C</li> <li> AL_A - Amanda Levete architects Ltd</li> <li> Toyo Ito &amp; Associates, Architects</li> <li> Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)</li> <li> Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos GmbH</li> <li> PIUARCH S.r.l</li> <li> 3xn</li> <li> Diller Scofidio + Renfro</li> <li> Farshid Moussavi Architecture</li> </ul> Behnisch Architekten wins Architectural Competition for Agora Cancer Centre in Lausanne behnischpr 2013-01-24T19:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:07:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Behnisch Architekten's Stuttgart office has won the two-stage architectural competition established by the ISREC Foundation (Swiss Institute for experimental cancer research) to create a new home for the AGORA - Cancer Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. The AGORA - Cancer Centre exists specifically to bring together scientists and practitioners under one roof as part of a community of expertise. The opportunity for enhancing communication within the new building was a major focus of the competition. The project represents an outstanding architectural and programmatic challenge wherein integrating the building&rsquo;s diverse requirements within an extremely heterogeneous and tight urban fabric places great demands on the design concept. The scheme of Behnisch Architekten was selected for its ability to address these concerns in a very holistic architectural yet functional way. Set for completion in 2016, the new Cancer Centre will accommodate 400 researchers and clinicians.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Design</strong><br> B...</p>