Focus on… the International Olympic Committee’s (I.O.C.) project in Lausanne

Focus on… the International Olympic Committee’s (I.O.C.) project in Lausanne

The construction of the new I.O.C. headquarter in Lausanne is close to the end. Its sophisticated architecture has been designed to convey the energy of an athlete in motion. However the master piece remains the central staircase opened to the outside and representing the overlapping Olympic rings.


Closed by a huge skylight, this opening requires a regular intervention of cleaning and maintenance operators. In order to enables them safe and easy work in suspension, VERTIC Suisse (Switzerland) has installed nearly 170 m of ALTIRAIL fall protection rail system all along the glazed façade.


Installation of an ALTIRAIL fall protection rail for suspension work on the new CIO building in Lausanne


Unique through its architecture, so is also this project through its LEED® environmental certification. This eco-responsible building is totally committed to energy performance and environmental respect. Choice of material, water efficiency, work environment,…all these criteria are part of the evaluation to get the LEED® standard.

External partners need also to comply with these requirements. Certified ISO 14 001 v.2015, VERTIC Suisse has been able to provide its Significant Environmental Aspects (S.E.A.) and precise life cycle analysis of VERTIC’s ALTIRAIL system. In other words, all the action plans implemented to measure and reduce its impact on the environment.


Congratulations to them!



To go further: what is LEED®?


LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a North American standard created in 1998 by the U.S. Green Building Council (U.S.G.B.C.), which is a non-profit government organization. It aims to certify new construction projects or building renovations, whether they are tertiary, logistics, institutional or private.


Based on rating criteria such as optimization of water consumption, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, or indoor environmental quality, …, it provides every tools professionals need to:

  • improve their buildings quality,
  • measure their impact on the environment,
  • reduce their operating costs,
  • improve the construction quality and the building itself.


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