Silver Awards for Doha’s Oxygen Park and Perth’s Optus Stadium at 2019 IOC, IPC and IAKS architecture Awards
Perth's Optus Stadium and Oxygen Park in the Qatar capital of Doha have been recognised as the Australian and Asian projects honoured at the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) international recreation and sport architecture awards presented in the German city of Cologne this week.
In a prize field dominated by projects from Europe and Canada, AECOM architects design for Oxygen Park was a winner in the 2019 IOC IAKS Award Silver category, along with HASSELL, COX Architecture and HKS' work at Optus Stadium.
The Optus Stadium project, which has already secured numerous awards, also secured an IPC IAKS Distinction.
A statement on this award category advised “accessibility is gaining ground in local and community-orientated sports centres.
“The IPC IAKS Distinction thus honours … projects which as a public institution promote an active lifestyle, inclusion and the wellbeing of the community.”
Presented during the 27th International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) Congress, the biennial awards are the most important international architecture prizes for aquatic, recreation and sport facilities. Commending facilities of exemplary design and function, together with the International Paralympic Committee, IAKS also awards the IPC IAKS Distinction for facilities suitable for persons with a disability.
The IOC IAKS Award brings to public attention exemplary buildings and complexes that integrate sensible sustainability and legacy considerations, strong functional planning and exceptional architectural design.
Overall, 98 projects from 14 countries were considered for the awards.
IOC IAKS Award Gold
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
Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada
Architects: HOK Architects
GAME Streetmekka Viborg, Viborg, Denmark
Architects: EFFEKT Arkitekter
IOC IAKS Award Silver
Diösgyör Stadium, Miskolc, Hungary
Architects: KÖZTI Architects & Engineers
World Archery Excellence Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
Architects: Tardin & Pittet Architectes
P-Hus & Konditaget Lüders, Copenhagen, Denmark
Architects: JAJA Architects
Videotron Center, Quebec, Canada
Architects: ABCP architecture, GLCRM architects, POPULOUS architects
Oxygen Park, Doha, Qatar
IOC IAKS Award Silver and IPC IAKS Distinction
Optus Stadium, Burswood, Australia
Architects: HASSELL, COX Architecture, HKS
2019 IOC IAKS Award Bronze winners
KI Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Architects: Thomas Schnizer
Termalija Family Wellness, Podcetrtek, Slovenia
Quai de la Moselle Basketball Arena, Calais, France
Architects: Bureau faceB
Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, United States
Architects: Gensler Sports
More Awesome Now, Vancouver, Canada
Architects: HCMA Architecture & Design
IOC IAKS Award Bronze and IPC IAKS Distinction
Manitoboggan, Winnipeg, Canada
Architects: Public City Architecture
Pulsen, Spøttrup, Denmark
Architects: Elkiær + Ebbeskov arkitekter, LETH & GORI
2019 IPC IAKS Distinction
Kärcher Hala Cracovia Sport Center for the Disabled, Cracow, Poland
Architects: Bjuro Projektów Lewicki Latak
The Warner Stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, United Kingdom
Architects: POPULOUS architects
2019 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals
Gold: Triamentum in Koblenz designed by Miriam Möller-Boldt, Germany
Silver: Experimental Teaching School in Oaxaca designed by Diego Eduardo Hernandez Santa Maria, Estefania Medina Duarte and Paola Andrea Rios Camacho, Mexico
Bronze: Connection Project in Montreal designed by Guillaume Ballart Terral, Switzerland
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Images: 2019 IOC, IPC and IAKS Award winners (top, courtesy of Kolnmesse), Oxygen Park, Doha and Optus Stadium, Perth (below).
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