The IOC/IAKS Award and the IPC/IAKS Distinction are the most important international architecture prizes for sports, leisure and recreational facilities.

Every two years since 1987, the IOC/IAKS Award is commending sports and leisure facilities of exemplary design and function. The winning projects can be new buildings or existing facilities that have been extended or modernized. The competition is sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS).

Together with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the IAKS is also awarding the IPC/IAKS Distinction for sports and leisure facilities suitable for persons with a disability. The IPC/IAKS Distinction aims to promote accessibility to sports facilities and all other buildings in order to give opportunities to practice or view sport freely and without barriers to all people, regardless of their physical abilities. More…

In addition, IOC, the IPC and the IAKS are giving the Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals on innovative designs and concepts for sports, leisure and recreational facilities. More…


18.November 2015 | Awards

IOC, IPC and IAKS award 2015 prize-giving ceremony on Oct 27, 2015

Smiling faces among this year's winners! At the festive gala on 27 October 2015, the IOC, the IPC and the IAKS present the much-coveted medals for exemplary architecture.


04.November 2015 | Awards

IAKS All-Time Award pays tribute to outstanding sports facilities

The IAKS All-Time Award commends outstanding sports facilities of the last few decades not only for their architectural and operative excellence, but also because of the special importance attached to sustainability and social factors.


22.September 2015 | Awards

IOC/IPC/IAKS Award 2015 infotrailer

Exceptional architectural design, strong functional planning, sustainability and legacy – the IOC/IPC/IAKS architectural prizes award the world's best sports and leisure facilities.