Seven Canadian projects among winners of 2023 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prize

A total of seven Canadian projects were among the winners of the International Architecture Prize for sustainable, accessible and innovative sports and leisure facilities.

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

Seven Canadian projects were among the winners of the International Architecture Prize for sustainable, accessible and innovative sports and leisure facilities, recently presented by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International ­Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS).

Out of the 17 projects selected for prizes, seven were Canadian, including one winning student project.

At the ceremony, representatives from architecture, management and sport gathered to honour facilities that set new standards in sports and leisure facilities.

A total of eleven projects in five categories received the IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prize. Additionally, two student projects representing the future of sports architecture were recognized for their originality and inventiveness and two Public Choice Awards were presented for the first time.

There were a total of 88 competition entries from 22 different countries, including Australia, Germany and Canada, and projects were also submitted from Nepal, Thailand and Brazil.

Winners of the 2023 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prize include the following Canadian projects:


Community outdoor grounds and public areas

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Rainbow Park, Vancouver Canada, by DIALOG. credits: Brett Ryan Studios

Rainbow Park, Vancouver, Canada
Architect: DIALOG

Operator: Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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

 

SFU Stadium, Burnaby, Canada
Architect: Perkins and Will

Operator: Simon Fraser University

Indoor facilities for sports, leisure and recreation

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

Churchill Meadows Community Centre, Mississauga, Canada

Architect: MJMA Architecture & Design

Operator: City of Mississauga

 

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

Centre De Glaces Intact Assurance, Québec, Canada

Architect: Lemay

Operator: Corporation de gestion du Centre de Glaces de Québec


Pools, spas and wellness facilities

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

 

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Expansion, Maple Ridge, Canada

Architect: SHAPE Architecture

Operator: City of Maple Ridge

 

Specialised facilities for sports, leisure and recreation

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

 

Neil Campbell Rowing Centre, St. Catharines, Canada

Architect: MJMA Architecture & Design with Raimondo + Associates Architects

Operator: Canadian Henley Rowing Corporation

International interest in the young talents architecture award

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Photo: Koelnmesse Uwe Weiser

 

Canadian student Kaamil Allah Baksh’s project The Entwine was the winner of one of two Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals.

 

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