8 Outstanding Sporting Facilities By IAKS

IAKS release 'All Time Award' for best sporting facilities in the world
Story by: Keelan McCafferty
The design of the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump bridge, extradosed bridge, fixed link, sky, tree, teal
The design of the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump with a very classic shape for this kind of facility is of high quality, blending very well into the environment and the slope. It is a single building that cleverly accommodates the various sections and functions and provides well for the needs of athletes and personnel.

The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities, or IAKS, has just celebrated its 50th birthday


The arena was supposed not only to serve architecture, building, cloud, corporate headquarters, daytime, headquarters, roof, sky, structure, white
The arena was supposed not only to serve as a first-class competition centre, but also to provide Nagano's citizens with facilities for normal sports and leisure activities. In addition, maximum flexibility was called for to stage a wide range of events.

For their anniversary the association has created an IAKS All-Time Award – intended to highlight outstanding landmark sport and leisure facilities around the world.

Richmond Olympic Oval was realised by Cannon Design architecture, daytime, fixed link, opera house, reflection, sky, sport venue, structure, water, waterway, blue
Richmond Olympic Oval was realised by Cannon Design as a response to the need for a signature venue for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. The building is located on 13 hectares of land along the banks of the Fraser River in close proximity to the urban centre of the City of Richmond.

The winners of this years awards have influenced the development of sports architecture and sports related products over the last few decades.Find out more about the winning structures

Nov 24, 2015
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