International Gymnastics Federation Unveils Plans to Build New Headquarters
By Community | June 11, 2013
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) today officially filed plans to expand its operations and build a new headquarters adjacent their current headquarters at 12 Avenue de la Gare, Lausanne.
The proposed construction will provide enough space to accommodate a growing labour force, with 40 per cent of the development destined for the rental market. It is an investment in keeping with the rapid development of the Federation’s activities through its 133 member federations on five continents.
FIG said in a statement: “In accordance with established procedures the project is now in the hands of the local authority, who will be launching a public inquiry. The first sod should be turned at the end of 2013, following the period for approval of the project, and if the construction schedule is adhered to an inauguration would take place in the latter half of 2015.”
Founded in 1881, the FIG is the oldest international sports federation. It successively conducted business from its “home town” of Antwerp (BEL), then Paris (FRA) and then Warsaw (POL), where the seat was partially destroyed during the Second World War.