Recognising exceptional accomplishment in sports, leisure and recreation facility design and operation
IOC, IPC and IAKS are announcing the 2019 edition of their international architectural prizes. The three organizations advocate for excellence in the visioning, design and operation of fully inclusive and universally accessible indoor and outdoor facilities. Identifying and promoting trends for transforming communities and urban areas into places of active living is at the core of this international competition.
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.
The IPC IAKS Distinction aims at increasing the accessibility of all sports and leisure facilities in order to offer all people, regardless of their physical abilities, opportunities to practise and view sport freely and without barriers.
The IOC IPC IAKS Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals invites young architects and designers to dedicate their enthusiasm and imagination in the creation of areas and spaces for active life-styles.
Registration and award ceremony
Registration started in November 2018, the deadline for submissions was end of March 2019. The festive prize-giving ceremony for the awards will take place on 5th November 2019 at the IAKS Congress in Cologne (Germany).