The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS), the International Olympic


Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announce this year’s winners of their international architectural award for sports and leisure facilities.


A jury-session with international personalities honoured seven projects with Gold, nine with Silver, eight with Bronze and argued for four Special Distinctions. Ten participants were awarded with an IPC/IAKS Distinction. The winning entries come from 14 countries worldwide.


The triumphant winner is China with two gold, two silver and one bronze medal as well as with two IPC/IAKS Distinctions. The Olympic Stadium (“Bird’s nest”) in Beijing won the gold medal in the category


“Stadia” and also the IPC/IAKS Distinction for Accessibility for its outstanding offers for athletes and spectators with a disability.


The IOC/IAKS Award is the only international architecture competition for sports and leisure facilities.


This year 117 teams of operators and designers from 26 countries took part in the IOC/IAKS Award.


In the 20 year old history this competition for sports facilities has never previously seen such number of registered participants.


The IPC/IAKS Distinction is aimed at increasing the accessibility of all sports facilities and architectural projects in order to give opportunities to persons with a disability to practise and view sport freely and without barriers. For the IPC/IAKS Distinction, 54 entries have been received, this also is a new all-time high.


International Association for Sports and Leisure


Facilities Internationale Vereinigung Sport- und Freizeiteinrichtungen e.V.


Asociación Internacional para Instalaciones Deportivas y Recreativas


Association Internationale Equipements de Sport et de Loisirs


Beijing Olympic Stadium The Watercube, National Swimming Centre Beijing


The winners of the IOC/IAKS Award 2009


Gold:


• Beijing Olympic Stadium (CN)


Architect: Herzog de Meuron + ArupSport + China Architecture Design & Research Group (CAG)


• St. Martin Sports Ground, St. Johann (IT)


Architect: Stifter + Bachmann


• Zénith de Limoges (F)


Architect: Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes


• Hausburgviertel Sports Hall, Berlin (D)


Architect: Rebecca Chestnutt _ Robert Niess


• Borex-Crassier Double Sports Hall(CH)


Architect: Graeme Mann et Patricia Capua Mann


• The Watercube, National Swimming Centre Beijing (CN)


Architect: CSCE + PTW + CCDI and Arup


• Garmisch-Partenkirchen New Olympic Ski Jump (D)


Architect: terrain: loenhart&mayr architects + Mayr Ludescher Partner advisory engineers


Silver:                      


• Ljudski vrt Football Stadium, Maribor (SI)


Architect: OFIS arhitekti and MULTIPLAN arhitekti


• Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich (CH)


Architect: Bétrix & Consolascio Architekten


• The Lighthouse, Belfort (F)


Architect: archi5 associated with B. Huidobro


• Tschuggen Bergoase, Arosa (CH)


Architect: Mario Botta


• Galzigbahn Valley Station, St. Anton am Arlberg (AT)


Architect: Mag. Arch. Georg Driendl / driendl*architects


• Vogtland Arena, Klingenthal (D)


Architect: m2r-architecture


• Andreasried Velodrome, Erfurt (D)


Architect: Bauconzept Planungsgesellschaft


• Shanghai Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center (CN)


Architect: Mitsuru Senda + Environment Design Institute


• Century Lotus Sports Park, Foshan (CN)


Architect: gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner


Zénith de Limoges Hausburgviertel Sports Hall, Berlin


The winners of the IOC/IAKS Award 2009 (continuation):


Bronze:


• Klagenfurt Sports Park (AT)


Architect: Albert Wimmer ZT


• Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Centre (CN)


Architect: BVN Architecture with China Construction Design International


• Stade de la Maladière, Neuchâtel (CH)


Architect: Geninasca Delefortrie SA


• Matreier Tauernstadion (AT)


Architect: Architekt DI Gerhard Mitterberger


• Bale Sports Hall (HR)


Architect: 3LHD architects


• Buchsbachtalhalle, Hardthausen (D)


Architect: Heinisch.Lembach.Huber Architekten


• Kantrida Swimming Centre, Rijeka (HR)


Architect: Studio Zoppini Associati


• Kastrup Sea Bath (DK)


Architect: White Arkitekter A/S


Special Distinction:


• KikArena, Bochum (D)


Architect: Birgit Breustedt-Stiepelmann


• Crystal – Sports and culture center Holmbladsgade, Kopenhagen (DK)


Architect: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter / b&k+ brandlhuber & co.


• Bodensee-Therme Konstanz (D)


Architect: 4a Architekten


• Parcours-Gym Akshay Kumar, Mumbai (IN)


Architect: Daniel Dressen


The winners of the IPC/IAKS Distinction 2009:


• Beijing Olympic Stadium (CN)


Architect: Herzog de Meuron + ArupSport + China Architecture Design & Research Group (CAG)


• Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Centre (CN)


Architect: BVN Architecture with China Construction Design International


• Kantrida Swimming Centre, Rijeka (HR)


Architect: Studio Zoppini Associati


St. Martin Sports Ground, St. Johann Garmisch-Partenkirchen New Olympic Ski Jump


The winners of the IPC/IAKS Distinction 2009 (continuation):


• Kastrup Sea Bath (DK)


Architect: White Arkitekter A/S


• Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Dorset (UK)


Architect: FaulknerBrowns Architects


• La Molina Ski Resort (ES)


Architect: Ramon Ganyet, Pere Solá, Mariona Masdemont


• Rehazenter Luxembourg (LU)


Architect: m3 architectes s.a. – Dell, Linster, Lucas


• Moscow Region Speed Skating Center Kolomna, Colomna (RU)


Architect: Alexander Goder


• National Tennis Centre, London (UK)


Architeckt: Hopkins Architects


• Universitäts- und Landessportzentrum Salzburg/Rif, Hallein (AT)


Architect: Architekt Gernot Benko ZT


The prize-giving ceremony will take place during the 21st IAKS Congress in conjunction with


FSB – International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities – in Cologne on 28th


October 2009.


IAKS


The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) is the only organisation for sport facilities recognised by the IOC. The IAKS and their members in over 110 countries are specialists for all questions concerning sports and leisure facilities.


 


 


 

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