The jury for the 2019 IOC IAKS Award commended seven facilities with Gold, six with Silver and seven with Bronze. The IPC IAKS Distinction for accessible sports facilities goes to five participants. The prize-winning projects can be found in 14 countries worldwide.
This year, 98 projects had been competing from all continents, including ones in Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Taiwan and Qatar. Countries ranging from A for Australia to U for USA were all participating. This year’s winners span the range of major international sports event venues in Australia and USA, to a universally accessible toboggan slide structure featuring a lookout tower in Canada.
The prizes were handed over by
International Olympic Committee, Head of Sustainability,Corporate Development, Brand and Sustainability Department
Patrick Stolpmann International Paralympic Committee, Head of Corporate Development and Technology
Dr Stefan Kannewischer
2019 IOC IAKS Award Gold Winners
Planica Nordic Center, Ratece Planica, Slovenia Architects: Studio Abiro, STVAR, Studio AKKA
Sportcampus Zuiderpark, Den Haag, Netherlands Architects: FaulknerBrowns Architects
Riviera Water Park, Brno, Czech Republic Architects: A77 Architekti, Centroproject Group
UBC Aquatic Centre, Vancouver, Canada Architects: MJMA, Acton Ostry Architects
Great Plains Recreation Facility, Calgary, Canada Architects: MJMA, MTa