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The Olympic Landmark must give the site a perspective in the city. Its purpose is to mark the location of the Paris Olympic Village for the bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. It may be an emblem of a place.

The Olympic Landmark is a place to see from and to be seen. It must allow visitors to capture the site as a whole, and to rediscover Paris' landscape.

The Olympic Landmark is a time machine and a future-builder. It is intended to receive visitors, temporarily to the Batignolles site, and to reveal to them its future.

It is intended to be temporary, re-usable or duplicated.

Participants must ensure that at least 20 people, including those with restricted mobility, can have access to the structure at any one time, while complying with current safety standards.

The maximum accessible height should not exceed 28 metres from the existing ground level.

The applicants may propose a covered structure, but it must not be entirely enclosed, allowing access directly from outside, in accordance with current safety standards.

The applicants must consider access to the landmark, its installation within the site, and the enclosure for the site.

The participants must confirm the structure's stability and public safety before submitting their designs.

The participants must ensure that the structure can be built within 3 months from the awarding of the prize: manufacture and/or prefabrication, and assembly.