Discover the Olympic Village with Sarah Atcho

The fastest athlete in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Sarah Atcho from Lausanne, introduced us to the future Youth Olympic Village in Lausanne... as only a sprinter can do!

3, 2, 1…go !


When the young athletes from over 70 National Olympic Committees meet in Switzerland in January 2020 for the third Winter YOG, they will mainly be housed in the Vortex, an architectural jewel at the heart of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) campus. After that, as of summer 2020, students, staff and academic visitors will fill the premises, making this temporary Olympic Village an exceptional and sustainable location on the university campus.

With its 27-meter height, the Vortex looks like a ring in which 712 units (including studio apartments, full apartments and dormitory rooms) are spread along a gently sloped 2.8-km spiral ramp.