IAKS Congress 2015
Program

All lectures will be simultaneously translated into English, German and Spanish. Workshops on Oct 28, 2015 will be held only in English.


Die Vorträge werden simultan auf deutsch, englisch und spanisch übersetzt. Die Workshops am 28.10.2015 finden ausschließlich auf englisch statt.

Tuesday 27 October 2015

10:00 – 12:00 h
Official Opening of IAKS Congress, IAKS 50 Years Anniversary

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Festive congress opening and anniversary celebrations

  • Welcome from Dr. Stephan J. Holthoff-Pförtner, IAKS President
  • Welcome from Gerald Böse, President and CEO of Koelnmesse
  • Welcome from Sir Philip Craven, IOC Member and IPC President
  • Welcome from Christina Kampmann, Minister for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North-Rhine/Westphalia
  • Welcome from Ernst Uhing, President of the Architects Chamber, North Rhine/Westphalia
  • Ceremony for IAKS All-Time-Awards
  • Ceremony for the IAKS Hall of Fame
     
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14:00 – 15:30 h
Benefits of Hosting Major Sports Events for Local Development

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Chaired by Prof. Geraint John, United Kingdom

  • Learnings from the IOC Olympic Games Impact Studies: How hosting Olympic and Paralympic Games changed cities and people
    Gilbert Felli, International Olympic Committee, Switzerland, and Apostolos Rigas, International Paralympic Committee, Greece
  • Sports as a catalyst to successful urban regeneration Learnings from the London 2012 and Rio 2016 masterplans
    JRJ Parrish, AECOM, United Kingdom
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16:00 – 17:30 h
How do host cities achieve post-event legacy?

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Chaired by Bill Stonor, FaulknerBrowns, United Kingdom

  • Expectations from International Federations towards host cities
    David Grevemberg, Commonwealth Games Federation, United Kingdom
  • A Stage for the Games – A Platform for the City. Delivering sustainable venues for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and beyond
    Ian McKenzie, McKenzie Sports Architecture, United Kingdom
  • Major sports events and benefits for the neighbourhood: PanAm and ParaPanAM Games 2015 in Toronto
    Naki Osutei, TO2015 Organizing Committee, Canada
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19:00 – 22:00 h

IOC/IPC/IAKS Awards Prize Giving Ceremony  - Gala Event

Wednesday 28 October 2015

11:30 – 13:00 h
International Trends in Outdoor / Indoor / Aquatic Facilities

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Three parallel workshops for IAKS members, partners and experts

A) International trends in aquatic facilities

Chaired by Dr. Klaus Batz, European Waterpark Association, Germany

  • Spa as a masterpiece to win in changing markets
    Paolo Emilio Cassandro, Architect at Simone Micheli Architectural Hero Company, Italy
  • Form follows function: The long-term importance of including operational experience in the investment team
    Rainer Pethran, GMF, Germany

B) International trends in outdoor facilities

Chaired by Prof. Dr. Robin Kähler, Germany

  • Urban activity areas: Bike, skate and parkour facilities
    Ralf Maier, Maier Landscape Architecture, Germany
  • Developing harbor baths and outdoor leisure areas
    Lars Hjorth Baerentzen, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Denmark

C) International trends in indoor facilities

Chaired by Mark Todd, Accessibility Consultant, United Kingdom

  • Public sports halls: Innovative programming and design from the Austrian perspective
    Harald Fux, Raumkunst, Austria
  • Community centers in Northern America
    Mark Hentze, HDR I CEI Architecture, Canada
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14:00 – 15:30 h
Prize-winning projects and designs from the 2015 IOC/IPC/IAKS Awards – Session 1

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Chaired by Karin Schwarz-Viechtbauer, Austrian Institute for School and Sports Facilities (ÖISS), Austria, and Conrad Boychuk, HDR I CEI Architecture, Canada

Award-winning architects and operators present their great designs and facilities:

  • Ciutadella Park Sports Centre in Barcelona
    Joan Roig, Battle i Roig Architects, Spain
  • Sports4Peace Park in Nikosia
    Philippos Michael and Panayiotis Savva, University of Cyprus
  • Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador
    Claas Schulitz, Schulitz Architects, Germany, and Marc Duwe, Tetra Architecture, Brazil
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16:00 – 17:30 h
Prize-winning projects and designs from the 2015 IOC/IPC/IAKS Awards – Session 2

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Chaired by Karin Schwarz-Viechtbauer, Austrian Institute for School and Sports Facilities (ÖISS), Austria, and Conrad Boychuk, HDR I CEI Architecture, Canada

Award-winning architects and operators present their great designs and facilities:

  • UNAH University Sports Complex in Tegucigalpa
    Carmen Lastenia Flores Santos and Julieta Castellanos Ruiz, National Autonomous University of Honduras
  • Actus in Quebec City
    Vincent Morissette, Laval University, Canada
  • Riehen Natural Pool in Riehen
    Christian Lupp and Daniel Raas, Municipality of Riehen, Switzerland
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Thursday 29 October 2015

09:30 – 11:00 h
Future trends and global visions for sports and leisure

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Chaired by Jorge Ehlers Hodar, Jorge Ehlers & Associates, Chile

  • Architecture supporting the creation of healthier generations. Cardel Place Recreation Center and the Canadian Academy for Healthier Generations
    Tracey Martin, VIVO and Marion LaRue, DIALOG, Canada
  • Blocs & Walls climbing centre of the Danish Alpine Associations in Copenhagen: Adapting mountain sports to the needs and trends of a metropolis - responsibility and role of voluntary associations in city development
    Ola Mattsson, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Denmark
  • Urban Life Units Project in Medellin: Sports Facilities to create, communicate, care and share
    Juan Diego Quintero Toro, Medellin Governmental Agency of Sports and Recreation, Colombia
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11:00 – 12:30 h
University and School Recreation Facilities

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Chaired by Dr. Benjamin Flowers, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

  • The American University Recreational Sports and Wellness Center: A response to the needs and expectations of a community
    David Body FAIA RIBA, Sports Planning Consultant, Venice California, USA
  • Sports and leisure facility design within the context of educational project development: Examples from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Oman
    Mike Hall, FaulknerBrowns, United Kingdom
  • Positioning a school as a central sports- and community center for the entire neighborhood
    Gabu Heindl, GABU Heindl Architects, Austria
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14:00 – 15:30 h
From industrial infrastructure to transformative urban experiences

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Chaired by Conrad Boychuk, HDR I CEI Architecture, Canada

  • Waterfront conversion: Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York
    Regina Myer, Brooklyn Bridge Park, USA
  • Industrial conversion: Prince Arthur's Landing Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Kathy Ball, City of Thunder Bay, Canada
  • Waterfront redevelopment: North wharf promenade and Silo Park in Auckland
    Rod Marler, Panuku Development Auckland, New Zealand
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16:00 – 17:30 h.
Outdoor spaces for sports, leisure and play

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Chaired by Prof. Dr. Robin Kähler, Germany

  • New ways for traditional sports grounds: The Athletics Exploratorium in Odense
    Flemming Anders Overgaard and Maria Keinicke Davidsen, Keingart - space activators, Denmark
  • Landhausplatz in Innsbruck: Creating activity areas in a historically loaded environment
    Frank Ludin, LAAC Architects, Austria, and Klaus Juen, Office of the Government of Tyrol, Austria
  • Outdoor facilities as vital elements of town extensions and real estate developments
    Oliver Vanges, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Denmark
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Friday 30 October 2015

09:30 – 11:00 h
New ways in designing major venues

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Chaired by Prof. Geraint John, United Kingdom

  • Stadia Lab: Research on Emerging Trends in Stadia Design. Emerging trends in the areas of technology, sustainability and urban design in stadia around the world
    Dr. Benjamin Flowers, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Why sports venues should focus on leisure and fun. The PGE Arena Gdansk ways to generate extra revenue
    Tomasz Kowalski, Operator of PGE Arena Gdansk, Poland
  • Temporary infrastructure for sustainable and cost effective solutions
    Daniel Cordey, Association of Global Event Suppliers, Switzerland
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11:30 – 13:00 h
Tourism Development and Leisure Infrastructure

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Chaired by Gar Holohan, Holohan Leisure Architects, Ireland

  • Mountain resort development and benefits for the citizens: Examples of relaunching tourism and public recreational facilities
    Urs Keiser, Conim AG, Switzerland
  • Thermal pools as catalyst of tourism development: The example of Spreewald
    Dr. Stefan Kannewischer, Kannewischer Management, Switzerland
  • Aqua parks and leisure pools as elements of resort development
    Grant Poje, WhiteWater West Industries, Spain
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