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The IOC, IPC and IAKS award international prizes for recreation and sport architecture

The IOC, IPC and IAKS award international prizes for recreation and sport architecture
November 11, 2017

The Singapore National Stadium and Sports Hub is the sole Asian project to have been honoured at the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) international recreation and sport architecture awards presented in the German city of Cologne this week.

Along with three other international projects, the design by Arup Associates received a Gold Medal, the top award, at the presentation ceremony on 7th November.

Presented during the 25th International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) Congress, the biennial awards are the most important international architecture prizes for aquatic, recreation and sport facilities. Commending facilities of exemplary design and function, together with the International Paralympic Committee, IAKS also awards the IPC IAKS Distinction for facilities suitable for persons with a disability.

The IOC IAKS Award brings to public attention exemplary buildings and complexes that integrate sensible sustainability and legacy considerations, strong functional planning and exceptional architectural design.

Overall, prize-winning projects came from 12 countries, spanning a range of major international sports event venues, to small and socially meaningful skateparks in Palestine and Spain.

Composed of international personalities, the jury for the 2017 IOC IAKS Award is commending four facilities with Gold, seven with Silver and five with Bronze. The IPC IAKS Distinction for accessible sports facilities is going to six participants. The prize-winning projects can be found in 12 countries worldwide.

Winners in 2017 are:

IOC IAKS Award Gold
Aquamotion Aquatic Centre, Courchevel, France

Architects: Auer+Weber Assoziierte

Kohlelager Landau Recreational facility, Landau in der Pfalz, Germany
Architects: A24 Landschaft Landschaftsarchitektur, swillus architekten

Deodoro Olympic Canoe Slalom Whitewater Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Architects: Vigliecca & Associados, Whitewater Parks International

Singapore National Stadium and Sports Hub
Architects: Arup Associates

IOC IAKS Award Silver and IPC IAKS Distinction
Youth Arena Deodoro Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Architects: Vigliecca & Associados

Arena do Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Architects: Lopes, Santos & Ferreira Gomes Arquitetos, Oficina AO/SC, Paulo Casé Arquitetura, AndArchitects

IOC IAKS Award Silver
Löyly Sauna Building, Helsinki, Finland 

Architects: Avanto Architects

Ski jump Centre Montafon Nordic, Tschagguns, Austria 
Architects: mitiska wäger architekten

Water Polo Venue, London, United Kingdom 
Architects: David Morley Architects

TD Place at Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Canada
Architects: CannonDesign

Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre, Toronto, Canada 
Architects: MJMA

IOC IAKS Award Bronze and IPC IAKS Distinction
Derby Arena, Derby, United Kingdom

Architects: FaulknerBrowns Architects

Musholm Recreational Centre, Korsør, Denmark 
Architects: AART architects

IOC IAKS Award Bronze
Climbing Centre Bruneck, Bruneck, Italy

Architects: Stifter + Bachmann

Activity Landscape Harboøre, Harboøre, Denmark
Architects: JAJA Architects

Landskate Parks, Barcelona, Spain 
Architects: SCOB Arquitectura i Paisatge

IPC IAKS Distinction
Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, Surrey, Canada

Architects: HCMA Architecture + Design

Hebburn Central, United Kingdom 
Architects: FaulknerBrowns Architects

IOC IAKS Special Price 
SOS Childrens' Village Skatepark, Bethlehem, Palestine 

Architects: Betonlandschaften/maierlandschaftsarchitektur

High interest in the Architecture Award for Students and Young Professionals
The IOC, IPC and IAKS also presented, for the fourth time, the Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals for innovative designs and strategies for aquatic, recreation and sport facilities. The competition is targeted at young architects, landscape architects and designers who are still studying or in the first two years of their careers.

This prize attracted over 30 young planners and designers from 14 countries with the jury awarding the Gold medal to Russia and both the Silver medal and the Bronze medal are being awarded to project teams from Italy.

2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals winners:

Gold
Saratov Velodrome design study by Anastasiia Tcyganova, Saratov, Russia

Silver
Cinqueanelli: Tokyo Olympic Stadium design study by Gildo Incitti, Arnara, Italy

Bronze
Montesanto Upside Down design study by Nathalie Esposito and Manuel Foresta, Naples resp. Salerno, Italy

Entitled to enter the 2017 competition were newly built facilities as well as extensions, modernisations, rehabilitations or conversions of existing buildings and facilities that had been erected and gone into operation between 1st January 2010 and 31st March 2016 and must have been in successful operation for at least one year. Temporary venue infrastructure/architecture (including demountable or relocatable infrastructure for major sport events) were also eligible to be entered in the competition.

Videos of the awarded project can be seen at www.youtube.com/user/IAKSeV1965/videos 

Click here for more information on the IOC, IPC and IAKS architecture award.

Images: Singapore National Stadium and Sports Hub

24th August 2017 - INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS IN DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION TO ADDRESS 25TH IAKS CONGRESS

2nd March 2017 - IOC, IPC AND IAKS LAUNCH 2017 INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS 

15th December 2016 - INAUGURAL LEISURE INDUSTRY COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING AWARDS 

29th October 2016 - OLYMPIC STADIUMS TO BE RECOGNISED AS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE BUILDINGS? 

14th June 2016 - OCBC AQUATIC CENTRE AT THE HEART OF SINGAPORE’S AQUATIC COMMUNITY

 11th March 2016 - SINGAPORE NATIONAL STADIUM PREPARES FOR SUPER RUGBY DEBUT

28th October 2015 - THE IOC, IPC AND IAKS AWARD INTERNATIONAL SPORT ARCHITECTURE PRIZES 

21st October 2015 - SPORTS FACILITY INDUSTRY EXPERTS TO DISCUSS FUTURE GLOBAL TRENDS AT IAKS CONGRESS

10th August 2015 - SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB AIMS TO BE RECOGNISED AMONG THE WORLD’S TOP VENUES 

27th July 2015 - MASSIVE EUROPEAN FSB SHOW PRESENTS THE FUTURE OF RECREATION

14th January 2015 - IOC, IPC AND IAKS LAUNCH 2015 INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS

7th January 2010 - STUDY ON DISABILITY PARTICIPATION IN SPORT AND RECREATION


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