This year’s jury is manned by renowned international personalities. New to the adjudicating process is Laura Munch (Realdania) from Denmark. She can count on the teamwork with long-standing jury members Gilbert Felli (IOC), Mark Todd (IPC),Gary-Conrad Boychuk (IAKS), Klaus Meinel (IAKS), Ernst-Ulrich Tillmanns (4a Architekten) and Wolfgang Becker (Rif University Sports Centre).
The entries received will be adjudicated by an international Jury composed of personalities from the IOC, the IPC and the IAKS in July 2021.
Rif University Sports Centre, Austria
Rif University Sports Centre, Austria
Wolfgang Becker is a specialist in operations and program development. Since 1986, he manages the University and Provincial Sports Centre in Rif. From 2001 to 2013, he was also manager of the Salzburg football stadium „Red Bull Arena“ before becoming member of the stadium‘s directorate. Wolfgang holds a master degree in physical education and psychology from Innsbruck university. He is a licensed football coach for the highest Austrian league. Wolfgang gives lectures as an Assistant Professor at the University of Salzburg.
Laura Kristine Bjerre Munch works as Head of Projects at Realdania Foundation. She focuses on the development of common spaces regarding physical activity, inclusion, social relations, and sustainable urban life. She has been involved in numerous projects regarding physical activity for a broader realm and has an extensive experience from working within the fields of the built environment and politics of sports and recreational life. Laura has formerly worked for the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities and amongst others, she has been involved in the IOC/ IAKS award winning projects “Athletic Exploratorium” in Odense” “Herning Football Experiment” and “StreetMekka” in Copenhagen. Laura holds a Msc in Humanities and Social Sport Sciences and is a graduate in Organisation and Management from Copenhagen Business School.
Gary Conrad Boychuk is one of Canada’s foremost designers of multi-purpose mid-size spectator venues. He has been involved in over 120 sports and recreation initiatives throughout Canada and the United States. Conrad has extensive experience in the public consultation process and the development of master plans and feasibility studies that reflect broad-based community needs while recognizing and responding to financial and economic impact. Conrad is Canada’s national representative on the International Union of Architects’ Sports and Leisure Group.
Gilbert Felli has been working as IOC Senior Advisor since 2014. Among many other positions within the IOC (1990 to 2014), he acted as Olympic Games Executive Director, being responsible for the running, coordination and follow-up of all Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games activities, from the candidature phase to the actual holding of the Games. Gilbert has a diploma in architecture, and worked several years in construction business in Switzerland before switching to the sports world.
Klaus Meinel has been responsible for the management of IAKS since 2003. In 2015 he was appointed IAKS Secretary General. In 1997 Klaus joined the IAKS headquarters in Cologne as a scientific staff member. From 1995 to 1997, he was a technical officer at the German Association of Landscape Architects in Bonn and Berlin. Klaus holds a diploma in landscape architecture after having visited universities in Hanover (Germany) and Tours (France) from 1988 to 1995.
Ernst-Ulrich Tillmanns founded 4a architects in 1990 after having worked for five years with Behnisch and Partners. 4a architects are an international architectural practice with offices in Stuttgart and Moscow. They focus on planning, constructing and rehabilitating buildings in the public sector. During the last 25 years, 4a architects have realized numerous leisure and thermal pools, sports and health-oriented buildings, cultural and educational facilities as well as hotels. Ernst-Ulrich gives lectures home and abroad at conferences and other occasions.
Mark Todd is a disabled person with 25 years of experience regarding accessibility for people with a disability. Mark provided all accessibility advice to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In recognition of this work, he was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2013 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Mark also acted as Accessibility Expert to the Sochi 2014 Games, to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the Rio 2016 Games and PeyongChang 2018 Games and is currently advising Tokyo 2020. Mark is co-author of the IPC Technical Manual on Accessibility and sits on their Accessibility Expert Panel.