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Canadian facilities earn top architecture prize

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Six Canadian sports and leisure facility projects were honoured with a 2023 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prize in Cologne, Germany.

Every two years, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) award coveted prizes honouring sports and leisure architecture from all over the world.

The international awards are presented to buildings and complexes that integrate sensible sustainability and public value, exemplary accessibility and universal design, strong functional planning and innovation, and exceptional architectural design.

With 88 entries from 22 different countries including Australia, Germany, Thailand, and Canada, a total of 11 projects were selected in five categories.

The categories include: community outdoor grounds and public areas, indoor facilities for sports, leisure and recreation, pools, spas and wellness facilities, specialized facilities for sports, leisure and recreation, and major outdoor stadiums.

The jury selected many inspiring projects that generate value for local communities – an important issue in the world of sport that also reflects the theme of the IAKS Congress: “Building resilient communities through sports and leisure facilities”.

The Canadian winners are:

SFU Stadium, Burnaby
Architect: Perkins and Will
Operator: Simon Fraser University

Rainbow Park, Vancouver
Architect: Dialog
Operator: Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Expansion, Maple Ridge
Architect: SHAPE Architecture
Operator: City of Maple Ridge

Churchill Meadows Community Centre, Mississauga
Architect: MJMA Architecture & Design
Operator: City of Mississauga

Centre De Glaces Intact Assurance, Québec
Architect: Lemay
Operator: Corporation de gestion du Centre de Glaces de Québec

Neil Campbell Rowing Centre, St. Catharines
Architect: MJMA Architecture & Design with Raimondo + Associates Architects
Operator: Canadian Henley Rowing Corporation



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