The sports and leisure sector has been impacted massively by Covid-19, while we also need to respond to the challenge of climate change. Social, ecological and economical sustainability needs to be addressed in an integral way. Grass root and elite sport will face funding challenges for both public and private projects, as governments world-wide search for ways to recover from the pandemic.
The IOC IAKS Award and the IPC IAKS Distinction are the most important international architecture prizes for sports, leisure and recreational facilities. At this Awards Gala Night, the award-winning facilities will be presented to the international public. Representatives from the IOC, the IPC and the IAKS will hand out the prizes in the presence of international guests. Prizes will be presented to the award-winning building owners and architects.
Social sustainability: Recreation facilities for All
Moderator: Conrad Boychuk, Architect, New Westminster, Canada
Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe: The matrix for change Jean-Francois Laurent, Junior Director, TAFISA, Germany
The matrix for change was created to assist and guide local authorities who are curious about starting their journey to becoming an Active City, but who are not sure how to get started. The matrix is an interactive tool, user-friendly and based on a check-box system.
Concord Community Pop-Up Park Derek Lee, PWL Partnership Landscape Architects, Canada
Embracing diversity: Key to inclusion in recreation facility participation Mark Hentze, Architect, Canada
24/7 indoor facilities for All – Is this possible? Holger Kortbek, Head of sports facilities at municipality of Gladsaxe, Denmark
Public use, of outdoor facilities, is a natural service to our citizens all over the world. Can we bring this service into indoor facilities, and make a 24/7 offer of admittance to indoor sport facilities for self or unorganized guests? How can digital solutions take over from staff and what are the benefits and problems we can meet working with such a set up.
Economic challenges and operational improvements; digitalization and future trends
First Why? Then what? – How to maximize project impact through early decision making Darryl Condon, HCMA architecture, Canada
Business intelligence and demand analysis for shaping more informed, connected & active communities (incl. case study) Alex Burrows, Founder of ActiveXchange Australasia and Canada,
Warren Green, Managing Director, Warren Green Consulting, Australia
This session explores the more advanced approach behind how infrastructure is now being strategically planned, funded and subsequently operated across Australasia. This includes how actual infrastructure performance and usage data is drawn from a live network of hundreds of venues, and coupled with a central data science team is creating more precise lines of sight on the likely outcomes and social value impacts of different options. This means better decisions happen faster. The ActiveXchange 'Investment Planning Model’ has been used on over 100 capital expenditure projects over the last 2 years, across Australasia and recently also Canada, ranging from $500k suburban gyms to $100m+ leisure and aquatic centres. Alongside several recent case studies, Alex Burrows and Warren Green will share the principles of the approach, which can be adopted and applied in other locations globally.
Digital evolution in the design and build process Paul Gerrits, Pellikaan Bauunternehmen Deutschland, Germany
Funding challenges for both public and private projects in elite sport and grass root development Shaun Dawson, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, United Kingdom
Covid-19 safe re-opening of venues and its legacy for design and operations Al Baxter, Architect, Populous, Australia
Covid-19 significantly changed the way live sport events operated globally in 2020 (and continuing in 2021). One of the first sports competitions in the world to allow spectators back was the National Rugby League (NRL) in Australia. This talk will look at the ways in which Populous assisted the venue operators in Australia change the way they operated their stadiums to safely allow spectators back to NRL games. Similarly, it will discuss the areas of change that will remain as a legacy to the design and operations of stadia beyond Covid-19.”
Experiences from the Tokyo 2021 Games N. N., Tokyo 2021 OCOG