Konditaget Lüders receives IOC IAKS Silver Award

Presented by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS), the IOC IAKS Award brings to public attention exemplary buildings and complexes that integrate sensible sustainability and legacy considerations, strong functional planning and exceptional architectural design.

This year, 98 projects from all continents, including ones in Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Taiwan and Qatar, were competing for the IOC IAKS Awards as well as the IPC IAKS Distinction for accessible sports facilities. Konditaget Lüders was awarded in the IOC IAKS Silver category.

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 International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) was founded in Cologne, Germany in 1965. It is the only non-profit organization concerned globally with the subject of sports and leisure facility development and has been awarded the status of a Recognized Organization by the IOC.

Read more about Konditaget Lüders here.


“The Lüders workout roof is an exemplary answer to the challenge of fitting sport and play into dense cityscapes. At Lüders, you are invited to the roof of a parking garage by ascending the façade on two long staircases. A stopwatch that times the ascent motivates the visitor to keep going up. After arrival on the rooftop, Lüders offers a spectacular view and a range of activities. The jury believes that Lüders delivers a new perspective on how and where to place recreational facilities in cities. It uncovers areas and spaces that have been previously overlooked. By finding, drawing attention to and using the former “dead areas”, Lüders gives hope for the future of active life in cities. The project shows that if designers are creative and owners are willing to think in a new direction, space is there, and active city life is possible.

Date: 6 November 2019