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IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes 2021

Recognising exceptional accomplishment in sports, leisure and recreation facility design and operation

Mission, competition and patrons

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) are committed to advocating 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 as well as building sustainable facilities is at the core of this international competition.

As part of their commitment to excellence, the three organizations are inviting submissions for the IOC IPC IAKS 2021 Architecture Prizes for exemplary sports, leisure and recreational facilities.

The IOC IAKS Award for Exemplary Sports and Leisure Facilities brings to public attention exemplary buildings and complexes that integrate

  • sensible sustainability and innovation
  • strong functional planning
  • exceptional architectural design

This competition is organized by the IOC and the IAKS.

The IPC IAKS Distinction for Accessibility aims at increasing the accessibility of all sports and leisure facilities and architectural structures in order to offer all people opportunities to practise and view sport freely and without barriers.

This competition is organized by the IPC and the IAKS.

The IAKS is responsible for the organization and staging of the competition.

Submission process

The application process has already started, the deadline for applications is 31 March 2021, 24:00 Berlin time. The award ceremony will take place on 26 October 2021 during the IAKS Congress in Cologne.

Detailed information on the submission process and application form on the IAKS website


  • IAKS International Association for Sports and Leasure Facilities

    Eupener Str. 70
    50933 Köln
    Tel. +49 221 1680 230
    Fax +49 221 1680 2323

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    To the IAKS website