Stadiums – Past and Future: head to The Olympic Museum for an exciting new exhibition
When you think of the Olympic Games, you think of the Olympic stadiums – the buildings at the heart of this global event, which are unveiled to the world during the opening ceremony. From 13 October 2016 to 7 May 2017, The Olympic Museum in Lausanne is offering you the chance to take a memorable trip through time, from Ancient Olympia to the Olympic arenas of the 21st century.
Emblematic of the Olympic Games, stadiums also represent a challenge for the host city. With a long history, they hark back to the past and look ahead to the future. The Olympic Museum explores the evolution of these buildings, which have become essential elements of the Games and whose impact is measured well beyond the 16 days of competition.
“Pierre de Coubertin in search of a sustainable stadium” is an online “serious game” that lets you play as the reviver of the modern Games as he travels to the present day to build an Olympic stadium in the future host city of the Games. Through interactions with the main stakeholders – the Mayor of the city, Mrs IOC, the head architect and a concerned citizen – he will learn that building a stadium nowadays means planning for sustainable development from beginning to end. It also means asking yourself the right questions, even if they’re not always that easy to answer.
Playing as Pierre de Coubertin, will you be up to the challenge to win a diploma?
At a “stadium-dating” event in January 2017, the general public will get the opportunity to chat with a panel of architecture and urban sociology experts over a drink, and learn more about stadiums from different perspectives.
And during Easter week 2017, a selection of ten films, short films and documentaries will be screened in The Olympic Museum Auditorium, giving the public a chance to explore the world of stadiums through images.
Building a stadium is about building for the future, altering a city’s urban landscape and leaving a legacy!
Join the adventure at The Olympic Museum, on social media and via the Museum website: www.olympic.org/museum
Source & images: IOC/Olympic.org