Entitled to enter the 2023 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 2018 and 31 December 2022. Temporary venue infrastructure / architecture (e.g. demountable or relocatable infrastructure for major sport events) may also be entered in the competition.
The designers/architects or owners/operators of facilities are eligible to enter.
The IAKS is entitled to disqualify any submission which does not confirm to the mandatory requirements for the competition.
Due to the current situation in Ukraine, the IAKS kindly asks parties from Russia and Belarus to refrain from submitting a project. The next occasion to submit will be in 2025, while everybody hopes that the situation will not last another two years.
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
Design concept and its quality
Programming and functional planning, technical features