With Marie Sallois, International Olympic Committee and Catherine Bonnet, CBWorkPlaces
Olympic House, the new HQ of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, has been designed for its inhabitants around the five key elements of symbolism, integration, flexibility, collaboration and sustainability.
It combines the highest standards in collaboration design with a holistic approach to sustainability, by incorporating rigorous criteria in energy and water efficiency, while optimising the end user experience and wellbeing.
Key objectives were:
- User experience & sustainability
- Foster collaboration in relation to corporate culture
- Support healthy and active lifestyle through design and building technology
Marie Sallois is currently the Director of Corporate Development, Brand and Sustainability at the IOC, where she has been working since 2004. Among other things, she is responsible for the IOC Headquarters project, Olympic House, which will open this year. She is also in charge of the implementation of the IOC Sustainability Strategy and the IOC Legacy Strategic Approach, which are core to the Olympic Movement’s strategic roadmap, Olympic Agenda 2020.
Catherine Bonnet is an architect and anthropologist by training, she specialises in developing work environments, concepts & designs linked to companies’ strategies. She has a proven track record of 25 years working with local to global multinational companies, and ensures dynamic alignment of an organisation’s long-term, as well as immediate goals, with an effective work environment to enable peak performance, people satisfaction and reduced costs.