Entitled to enter the 2021 competition are newly built facilities as well as expansions, modernizations, rehabilitations or conversions of existing buildings and facilities. The facilities must have been completed and gone into operation between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2020. Temporary venue infrastructure / architecture (e.g. demountable or relocatable infrastructure for major sport events) may also be entered in the competition.
The designers/architects and owners (or operators) of facilities are eligible to enter. The entry must be jointly submitted by the designer / architect and the owner (or operator) of the facility.
The IAKS is entitled to disqualify any submission which does not confirm to the mandatory requirements for the competiiton.
The jury shall adjudicate all submissions independently of their size and budget on the basis of the following principal criteria:
Architectural and technical aspects
Integration in the urban environment or into the landscape