24th IAKS Congress from 27th to 30th October 2015 in Cologne.
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Experts from aquatics to stadiums.


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Prize-winning sports and leisure architecture.
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The IAKS regurlarly holds seminars in Artificial Turf, Ice Maker Training, Artificial Ice Rink Management and Refrigeration Planting.


The programme for the IAKS Congress taking place from 27 to 30 October in Cologne has been unveiled. Have a first glance at the ten sessions...

sb Magazine

sb 3/2015: Pools and wellness facilities

sb 2/2015: Stadia and sports grounds



Currently 129 projects from all continents, amongst others from Canada, Brasil, Australia, Japan and Germany, are competing for these international architecture prizes.

Welcome to IAKS - International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities

24.July 2015 | Awards

The world's best sports and leisure facilities

"Sports architecture and sports facilities are very important for the development of sports and for major competition events.” stated Dr. C.K. Wu, Member of the IOC Executive Board.


26.June 2015 | sb Magazine

"sb" 2/2015: Unorganised Sports - Streetdome in Haderslev

Danish architecture and design practices CEBRA and Glifberg+Lykke have designed a multi park and cultural centre for street sports on the harbour front of Haderslev in southern Denmark.


16.June 2015 | sb Magazine

"sb" 2/2015: Tourism and Football - „Athletic Area“

If you compete, you can lose. If you don‘t compete, you‘ve lost already.“ That‘s what is says on the website of the Athletic Area in Schladming, an important winter sports resort in Styria, Austria.


03.June 2015 | Congress

24th IAKS Congress at FSB 2015

The 24th International IAKS Congress at FSB 2015 will be held under the personal umbrellaship of Dr. Thomas Bach, IOC President, Sir Philip Craven, IPC President and Dr. Thomas de Maizière, German Minister of the Interior and Sport.


02.June 2015 | sb Magazine

"sb" 2/2015: Developing Talents - Pancho Arena

Since 2004, the locality has hosted the largest education centre for aspiring young footballers in the ­country.


19.May 2015 | sb Magazine

"sb" 2/2015: La Catedral - San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao

Athletic Club of Bilbao is one of the big clubs in European football and its previous stadium, over a hundred years old, was one of the legendary ones, popularly referred to as the “Cathedral of Football”.