Project Description

Athens Summer Olympics 2004

Olympic Village
Athens, Greece

Athens 2004, the organizers of the 2004 Summer Games, committed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in their Bid and subsequent contract, that a new residential community would be built to accommodate the 16,000 athletes and officials who were to participate in the Summer Games. The owners of the new village – the Labour Housing Authority – agreed that concepts for the new community would be developed through an international architectural competition which was completed in April of 2000.

The competition – open to architects and firms registered in the EEC, attracted approximately 30 submissions which were evaluated on a variety of criteria considered critical to both the Olympic period utilization and the post-Olympic use of the residential community.

The selected concept Master Plan was implemented and the Village operated successfully during the Games.

Services Provided:

  • Technical assistance in conducting an international competition to develop a Master Plan and architectural designs.
  • Preparation and review Terms of Reference including providing input on the experience of previous Olympic Villages.
  • Participation in jury evaluation procedures as Technical Secretariat.
  • Development of independent analyses and evaluation of submissions and suitability of design solutions to meet the requirements of the Olympic and Paralympic Village.

Technical Consultant