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IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes 2021

And the winner is?

IAKS press release on the award ceremony and the prize winners

The festive prize-giving ceremony for the awards took place on 26th October 2021 at the IAKS Congress in Cologne (Germany).

IAKS press release on the award ceremony and the prize winners (.pdf)

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 was at the core of this international competition.

As part of their commitment to excellence, the three organizations invited 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 were 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 were organized by the IPC and the IAKS.

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

Impressions of the award ceremony


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