Paris 2024 Podiums Unveiled, Made from Recycled Plastic

Paris 2024 Podiums Unveiled, Made from Recycled Plastic
Paris 2024 Podiums Unveiled, Made from Recycled Plastic

After the mascots, the torch, the medals, the poster, it's the turn of the podium of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris to show what it looks like: made of recycled plastic, it presents curved patterns on its facade reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower.

Sixty-eight podiums were made from 40 tonnes of recycled plastic, supplied by the company Le Pavé based in Aubervilliers, the organizers explained when presenting the object. They are designed in modules and will be used for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"This podium is based on the design of the Eiffel Tower. It really echoes that symbol that we wanted to highlight as part of the Games medal. We felt that the podium also complemented the symbol of the medal. So the lines of the Eiffel Tower, the metal structure of the Eiffel Tower, are also there,"said Tony Estanguet, Chief Organiser of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The facade with "metallic lace" patterns of the Eiffel Tower, in the words of the president of the Organizing Committee Tony Estanguet, is white in color and was produced by a company based in Eure-et-Loir (Global Concept ), then all assembled with a plywood support by another company based in Orly, in Val-de-Marne (Giffard).

The president of the organizing committee welcomed a podium that was “100% made in France”.

The top of the steps is gray in color "in reference to the zinc on the roofs of Paris", explained Joachim Ronsin, design director of the Olympic organizing committee, ahead of the presentation.

Absolute symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is also in the spotlight for the Olympic medals which include a small original piece. The Olympic rings will be hung on the monument during the Olympics.

The podiums of the Games are intended to have “a second life” after the competition but their fate is not yet known.