The Olympic Museum

June 5, 2018

AV Projection & Interactive Exhibits Let the Games Begin


The Olympic Museum in Lausanne recently reopened after a renovation that effectively resulted in a completely new museum. Metaphor of London prepared the master plan and Mather & Co of Wilmslow did the detailed design. The museum has three exhibition levels. Level 1 is “The Olympic World”, covering such subjects as the origins of the Games, the Olympic Torch and Opening Ceremonies; Level 0 is “The Olympic Games” with exhibits on the Summer Games, the Winter Games , the Paralympics and the Youth Olympics; and Level -1 is “The Olympic Spirit”.


The challenges revolved around a fixed, unchangeable opening date, and the sheer quantity of equipment required. These implied a precise delivery schedule and confidence that the technical and creative requirements could be met.


The solution lay in how the IOC contracted the work required to deliver the new museum. It ensured that a single team with common objectives was involved throughout. The IOC appointed Centre Screen Productions of Manchester to be in charge of all media content and media delivery specification. Centre Screen appointed Electrosonic as its sub-contractor to design all the AV systems, including the provision of budget information.

Separately Paragon Creative of York was appointed fit out contractor for the entire exhibition, who in turn appointed Electrosonic as its sub-contractor to carry out the AV system engineering and installation.

The museum features ghostly images of the Olympic Torch Relay, projected onto a curtain of flexible vertical rubber rods, surrounding a spiral ramp. Several magnificent panoramic projection hows immerse visitors in significant events, such as the origins of the games, the opening ceremonies and highlights of the games throughout the years. The Torch exhibit includes the actual torches interpreted by six 22-inch touch screens, and a projected image showing the lighting of the Olympic Flame.


A multidimensional journey across the Olympic Universe, totally immersive, highly detailed and incredibly vibrant.

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