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25 Oct: Today’s design decisions and future-oriented programming

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Presentations and discussion with the panellists

Oct 25, 2023 from 10:30 – 12:00 am

28th IAKS Congress in Cologne, Germany

A building’s lifespan often exceeds 40 years and more. Especially public buildings need to envision future use. This session will dig deep into the ways that we can change and improve our communities by challenging preconceptions on what is best. Sustainability, accessibility, inclusiveness, and togetherness need to be targeted at the local level, while not forgetting about the global climate goals. How does this all come together, and which contradictions may occur? Can new architectural approaches nudge sports activities to be more flexible and adaptive?

Learn from best practices for big structures for major sporting events as well as for community facilities.

„No more ‚White Elephants‘!“ is requested by Bernd Helmstadt, Nussli Germany and Prof. Marcel Ferencz, NAPUR Architects, Hungary. The two experts will talk about the National Athletics Center for the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest.

Accelerating organizational change and connecting community through building design. Scott Groves, Township of Langley, Canada will have a look at the Clayton Community Centre and beyond.

Sustainable sport facilities – a threat or a new opportunity? Oliver Vanges, LOA Fonden, Denmark will share his thoughts with us.

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Prof. Marcel Ferencz, Oliver Vanges, Bernd Helmstadt, Scott Groves (clockwise, starting top left)

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