Paris 2024 Olympic Games Candidature Bid

Paris, Île-de-France, France

  • Typologies

    Events, Mixed-use Venues

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  • Completion


CHALLENGE. In early 2016, we were appointed to design the venues and infrastructure needed to support the bid books for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games Candidature Bid.

INNOVATION. Venues for Paris 2024 were designed to embody the spirit of Agenda 2020. This involves maximizing the use of existing facilities and temporary venues. All of the venues are fully aligned with and integrated into the city’s and region’s existing long-term development plans and strategies. The venue concept is created to ensure sustainable legacies and reflects a strong commitment to minimizing environmental impact. Ninety five percent of venues are existing or temporary; 100% have a legacy.

All of the venues in the Paris 2024 Games venue concept have been selected and designed according to four key principles, in line with Agenda 2020 to ensure the Games deliver real value to the city and people.

  1. Emphasis on existing venues to minimize the investment budget.
  2. Showcasing heritage to optimize spectator, brand and broadcast benefits.
  3. Alignment with existing plans to maximize development opportunities.
  4. Meeting the needs of our communities to create a meaningful and lasting legacy.

More than 70% of the venues in our Games plan are existing facilities. A further 25% will be temporary structures, which will contribute to establishing new spaces and facilities for sport within the public domain.

IMPACT. At the 131st International Olympic Committee Session, held in Lima, Peru, IOC President Thomas Bach announced that Paris would host the 2024 summer Olympic Games.



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Populous’ ambitious plans to transform Paris into an Olympic Park for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will see no fewer than 38 Olympic and Paralympic venues installed across the city, against the spectacular backdrop of Paris’ historic buildings, streets and landmarks including the Champs Elysees and River Seine, as well as beach volleyball at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. 

The architectural design for both new and temporary venues and facilities seeks to shape and integrate sporting spectacles in the city’s urban landscape while supporting Paris 2024’s commitment to be the most sustainable Games ever. 

Project Team
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Jeff Keas

Jerry Anderson

Francois Clement

Soaad Stott