Game Streetmekka Aalborg wins IOC IAKS Award

Tuesday, experts from the architectural world gathered to recognize facilities that push the envelope of sporting and leisure facilities at IOC IAKS Awards. We are very happy to announce that Game Streetmekka Aalborg was awarded with a (Olympic) bronze medal!

Streetmekka Aalborg is a great example of how to rethink leftover space and inject new life and change into an urban area. What once was an empty industrial is now a living activity hall, giving new life to both the facility and the neighbourhood. Retrofitting disused buildings for social purposes is possibly the most sustainable conversion strategy at all. The jury highly appreciates how the architecture and atmosphere of the facility invite you to try out and engage in several activities.

The Jury

It is a great honor to receive the medal and we want to congratulate GAME and our collaborators Pallisgaard A/S, Moe A/S, Street Arena, Abekatten / Virklund, CLEAN – and of course the other nominees and winners.⁠

This is the second time a JAJA project is recognized by the IAKS committee. In 2018, Parking House + Konditaget Lüders was awarded with a silver medal.


The IOC IAKS Awards and the IPC IAKS Distinction are the most sought-after prizes for sports, leisure and recreational facilities. Since 1987, the architecture prizes have been presented every two years in recognition of firms and facilities for their exemplary design, function and innovation. The IOC IAKS Award brings to public attention exemplary buildings and complexes that integrate sensible sustainability and innovation, strong functional planning and exceptional architectural design. The IPC IAKS Distinction aims at increasing the accessibility of all sports and leisure facilities and architectural structures to offer all people opportunities to practise and view sport freely and without barriers.

Date: 27 October
Links: IAKS Award website