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IAKS awards sports architecture prizes

Sports architecture took centre stage this week as the winners of this year’s international architectural awards for sports and leisure facilities were handed out at a glittering ceremony.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) awarded the prizes at a gala dinner during the 25th IAKS Congress in Cologne, Germany.

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

More than 70 projects were submitted to the judging panel and the IAKS is responsible for the organisation and staging of the competition.

The following awards were made:

IOC IAKS Award Gold

  • Aquatic Center ‘Aquamotion’ in Courchevel, France

Architects: Auer+Weber Assoziierte

  • Kohlelager Landau Recreational facility in Landau in der Pfalz, Germany

Architects: A24 Landschaft Landschaftsarchitektur, swillus architekten

  • Deodoro Olympic Canoe Slalom Whitewater Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Architects: Vigliecca & Associados, Whitewater Parks International

  • Singapore National Stadium and Sports Hub in Singapore, Singapore

Architects: Arup Associates

IOC IAKS Award Silver and IPC IAKS Distinction

  • Youth Arena Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Architects: Vigliecca & Associados

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

IOC IAKS Award Silver

  • Löyly Sauna Building in Helsinki, Finland

Architects: Avanto Architects

  • Ski Jump Centre Montafon Nordic in Tschagguns, Austria

Architects: mitiska wäger architekten

  • Water Polo Venue in London, United Kingdom

Architects: David Morley Architects

  • TD Place at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Canada

Architects: CannonDesign

  • Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Center in Toronto, Canada

Architects: MJMA

IOC IAKS Award Bronze and IPC IAKS Distinction

  • Derby Arena in Derby, United Kingdom

Architects: FaulknerBrowns Architects

  • Musholm Recreational Centre in Korsør, Denmark Architects:

AART architects

IOC IAKS Award Bronze

  • Climbing Centre Bruneck in Bruneck, Italy

Architects: Stifter + Bachmann

  • Activity Landscape Harboøre in Harboøre, Denmark

Architects: JAJA Architects

  • Landskate Parks in Barcelona, Spain

Architects: SCOB Arquitectura i Paisatge

IPC IAKS Distinction

  • Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in Surrey, Canada

Architects: HCMA Architecture + Design

  • Hebburn Central, United Kingdom

Architects: FaulknerBrowns Architects

IOC IAKS Special Prize

  • SOS Childrens’ Village Skatepark in Bethlehem, Palestine

Architects: Betonlandschaften/maierlandschaftsarchitektur

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

  • Gold: Saratov Velodrome design study by Anastasiia Tcyganova from Saratov, Russia
  • Silver: Cinqueanelli: Tokyo Olympic Stadium design study by Gildo Incitti from Arnara, Italy
  • Bronze: Montesanto Upside Down design study by Nathalie Esposito and Manuel Foresta from Naples resp. Salerno, Italy.