MANITOBOGGAN receives two Olympic Committee Awards
MANITOBOGGAN, a toboggan shelter and set of slides at St. Vital Park in Winnipeg designed by PUBLIC CITY ARCHITECTURE, has won two awards for exemplary, accessible sports architecture.
The awards come from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS). They were announced at a ceremony in Cologne, Germany on November 5, 2019.
MANITOBOGGAN has been presented with an IPC IAKS Award of Distinction and an IOC IAKS Bronze Award.
The IOC IAKS Award recognizes exemplary sports buildings and complexes that integrate sensible sustainability and legacy considerations, strong functional planning and exceptional architectural design.
The IPC IAKS Award of Distinction recognizes facilities that increase the accessibility of sports, offering all people opportunities to practice and view sport freely and without barriers.
The awards competition is held every two years. This year, 22 international awards were presented to projects in 14 countries, including 5 IPC IAKS awards.
MANITOBOGGAN received the only IPC IAKS award for a project in Canada. It is the first universally-accessible toboggan slide structure in the country and represents the City of Winnipeg’s commitment to barrier-free, social infrastructure.