25th IAKS Congress
Program

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

10:30 – 10:45 h
Welcome address and official opening of the congress

10:45 – 12:15 h
Successful partnerships between sports and municipal governments in staging national and international events

12:15 – 13:30 h
Lunch break and FSB visit

13:30 – 15:00 h
Temporary and modular infrastructure for sports venues

15:00 – 16:00 h
Trends in operating sports and entertainment venues

16:00 – 17:30 h
Major sports and entertainment venues as generators for urban development and redevelopment

17:30 – 18:30 h
Happy hour for IAKS members and friends

18:30 – 22:00 h
2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes Ceremony

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10:30 – 10:45 h
Welcome address and official opening of the congress
Dr Stefan Kannewischer, IAKS President, Switzerland


10:45 – 12:15 h
Successful partnerships between sports and municipal governments in staging national and international events
Presentations and discussion with the panelists

Moderator: Gilbert Felli, Senior Advisor, IOC, Switzerland

  • Developing a critical and realistic partnering game plan
    Ron Bidulka, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canada
  • Influencing venue development for the benefit of legacy operations
    Simon Cooper, Head of Sport Unit, Greater London Authority, United Kingdom
  • Long-term sustainability – the operating legacy
    Brad Mayne, President and CEO of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), USA
Contents

Municipal governments are looking for innovative ways of financing sports and leisure facilities. The prospect of hosting a national or international sports competition is an exciting proposition but one that needs to be understood and dealt with based on a solid understanding of both the opportunities and risks.

Event hosting can have a dramatic effect on a city’s stature and reputation but an unrealistic set of expectations can create a legacy of underutilized facilities and underestimated ongoing operating costs.

This session will look at the critical initial steps in the planning and due-diligence process that can help develop a realistic set of expectations and project national and international participation, appropriate venue sizes, supportable post-games uses, opportunities for enhancing short and long-term revenue generation, and strategies for minimizing the long-term operating risks.


13:30 – 15:00 h
Temporary and modular infrastructure for sports venues
Presentations and discussion with the panelists

Moderator: Daniel Cordey, Chairman, Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES), Switzerland

  • Temporary ice hockey arena in Lausanne
    Bernd Helmstadt, Sales Director, Nüssli Group, Germany
  • Temporary Water Polo venue for London 2012
    Andy Mytom, Partner, David Morley Architects, United Kingdom
  • Demountable judo hall in Arnhem
    Tom Ambaum, Global Sales Director, Neptunus, Netherlands
  • Modular sports venues: rugby stadium in La Rochelle
    Stéphanie Commandeur, Business Development Manager, GL Events, France
    Manuel Laborie, Business Development, GL Events, France
Contents

Temporary and modular structures are used to enhance new or existing facilities for special events, upgrade or remodel existing facilities for a specific length of time, or even serve as sports and spectator facilities. They are designed to be installed quickly and can be a cost-effective short- or medium-term solution.

This session features industry experts who will present exceptional solutions including technical innovations and building delivery procedures. They will demonstrate compatibility with international standards or objectives concerning hydrocarbon emissions and sustainability issues.

This session is presented in cooperation with AGES. The Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES) is a not-for-profit organization based in Switzerland and founded in June 2014 to act as a label for quality and reliability in temporary infrastructure provision for major events.


15:00 – 16:00 h
Trends in operating sports and entertainment venues
Workshop for delegates to discuss challenges and exchange expertise

Moderator: John Sheehan, Editor, PanStadia & Arena Management, United Kingdom

Experts:
Marcin Wojczynski, Head of Business Development, SMG Worldwide Entertainment & Convention Venue Management, Poland

Brad Mayne, President and CEO of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), USA

Contents

Sports and entertainment venues have always been a hub or gathering place, whether in major urban centres or smaller cities and towns. The success of a venue depends on a number of factors including the frequency of events, the nature, diversity and relevance of those events, the ability to enhance the overall experience of spectators/attendees, and, ever more importantly, to provide a sense of safety and security in and around the venue.

This workshop will look at the challenges facing operators of professional and semi-professional venues as they strive to make their facilities socially, environmentally and financially sustainable and add to the vibrancy of their region and market.


16:00 – 17:30 h
Major sports and entertainment venues as generators for urban development and redevelopment
Presentations and discussion with the panelists

Moderator: Prof. Geraint John, Senior Advisor, Populous, United Kingdom

  • Development of football stadiums in city locations: case studies from Germany
    Matthias Schöner, Project Manager, Albert Speer+Partner, Germany
  • TD Place at Lansdowne Park, Canada
    Robert J. Fatovic, Vice President, CannonDesign, USA
  • Games masterplans for London 2012 and Rio 2016: learnings and trends
    Bill Hanway, Executive Vice President, AECOM, USA
  • The stadium of tomorrow: innovative design and regeneration led by the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium
    Tom Jones, Senior Principal, Populous, United Kingdom
Contents

In the development of major municipal venues, cities are trying to maximize their use beyond sports events in an effort to reach new audiences and markets, and enhance the location as a sports and tourist destination.

The ultimate success of a stadium or arena in meeting strategic short-, medium- and long-term goals is fundamentally tied to the initial master planning process. The integration of event planning expertise, regional market knowledge, and long-term “community-building”, whether for an existing urban context or a new planned community, is critical in achieving the vision and objectives.

Stadiums and arenas are regarded as catalysts for healthy urban development. A homogeneous overall picture is created if they are integrated effectively into the overall urban landscape, help stimulate new shops, hotels, housing and commercial facilities, and are well served by infrastructure.)


17:30 – 18:30 h
Happy hour for IAKS members and friends
Meet & greet at the IAKS booth


18:30 – 22:00 h
2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes Ceremony
 Awards gala with prize-giving ceremony

Contents

The IOC IAKS Award and the IPC IAKS Distinction are the most important international architecture prizes for sports, leisure and recreational facilities. At this Awards Gala Night, the award-winning facilities will be presented to the international public. Representatives from the IOC, the IPC and the IAKS will hand out the prizes in the presence of 300 guests. Prizes will be presented to the award-winning building owners and architects.


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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

10:30 – 12:00 h
2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes: Exemplary community sports and leisure facilities

11:00 – 12:00 h
Innovative funding and delivery models for community sports and leisure projects

12:00 – 13:30 h
Lunch break and FSB visit

13:30 – 15:00 h
2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes: Exemplary sports venues

14:00 – 15:00 h
Strategies for enhancing physical activities in the community

15:00 – 15:30 h
Coffee break and FSB visit

15:30 – 17:30 h
IAKS General Assembly

17:30 – 18:30 h
Happy hour for IAKS members and friends

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10:30 – 12:00 h
2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes: Exemplary community sports and leisure facilities
Presentations and discussion with the panelists

Moderator: Mark Todd, Member of the 2017 Award Jury and Accessibility Consultant, United Kingdom

  • Kohlelager Landau recreational facility, Germany
    Steffan Robel, Managing Director, A24 Landschaft Landscape Architecture, Germany
  • Saratov Velodrome design study
    Anastasiia Tcyganova, Architect, Remstroyproyekt-2, Russia
  • Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Center in Toronto
    Viktors Jaunkalns, Founder and Owner, MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, Canada
Contents

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

The IOC IAKS Award is commending sports and leisure facilities of exemplary design and function. The IPC IAKS Distinction awards sports and leisure facilities suitable for persons with a disability.

The 2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals shows concepts by the next generation of architects and designers who have invested their enthusiasm and imagination in the creation of areas and spaces for active life-styles.

This session will present the award-winning projects which received their prizes just the night before.


11:00 – 12:00 h
Innovative funding and delivery models for community sports and leisure projects
Workshop for delegates to discuss challenges and exchange expertise

Moderator: Conrad Boychuk, Senior Director of Recreation and Venue Development, HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, Canada

Experts:

Ron Bidulka, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canada

Rick Kozuback, President and CEO, International Coliseums Corporation, USA

Contents

Sports and leisure facilities are a critical part of a community’s infrastructure and have a profound effect on the overall health of its citizens. However funding for both capital and operating costs presents a challenge in spite of the benefits. While spectator facilities have an ability to generate significant revenues based on events, the day-to-day functioning of community sports and leisure facilities present a special challenge.

There have been a number of alternative funding and delivery models developed with varying degrees of success including Public Private Partnerships and Public Public Partnerships. This workshop looks at delivery models beyond the P3 models, with examples of them illustrating both successful and unsuccessful strategies from a number of countries.

The workshop will introduce a variety of completed projects delivered utilizing a broad range of unique funding mechanisms that have the potential to be transferred internationally.


13:30 – 15:00 h

2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes: Exemplary sports and entertainment venues
Presentations and discussion with the panelists

Moderator: Wolfgang Becker, Director of the University and Provincial Sports Centre in Rif/Salzburg, Austria

  • Arena do Futuro in Rio de Janeiro
    Ana Paula Polizzo, Director and Partner, OA | Oficina de Arquitetos, Brazil
  • Cinqueanelli: Tokyo Olympic Stadium design study
    Gildo Incitti, Founder and Partner, NIS Architects, Italy
  • Singapore National Stadium and Sports Hub
    Chris Dite, Associate Director, Arup Associates, United Kingdom
Contents

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

The IOC IAKS Award is commending sports and leisure facilities of exemplary design and function. The IPC IAKS Distinction awards sports and leisure facilities suitable for persons with a disability.

The 2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals shows concepts by the next generation of architects and designers who have invested their enthusiasm and imagination in the creation of areas and spaces for active life-styles.

This session will present the award-winning projects which received their prizes just the night before.


14:00 – 15:00 h
Strategies for enhancing physical activities in the community
Workshop for delegates to discuss challenges and exchange expertise

Moderator: Prof. Dr Robin Kähler, IAKS Germany

Experts:

Casper Lindemann, Consultant, Danmarks Idraetsforbund, Denmark

Wolfgang Baumann, Secretary General, TAFISA (The Association For International Sport for All), Germany

Contents

All levels of government are concerned about the deteriorating quality of life of the general public. There are many aspects to this issue, but the most notable is the increase in obesity in all age groups. We are at a possible turning point where the next generation may be less healthy than the current one. Municipal governments in particular are facing greater complexities and obstacles in providing appropriate facilities and programmes.

This workshop will allow delegates to discuss the challenges in finding the right strategy supported by appropriate levels of funding for maintaining and developing healthy communities.


15:30 – 17:30 h
IAKS General Assembly
(Only for IAKS members)


17:30 – 18:30 h
Happy hour for IAKS members and friends
Meet & greet at the IAKS booth

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Thursday, 9 November 2017

10:30 – 12:00 h
Activating urban spaces

12:00 – 13:30 h
Lunch break and FSB visit

13:30 – 15:00 h
The feasibility study: A collaborative process for developing a project

15:30 – 16:30 h
Trends in operating municipal and community sports and leisure facilities

16:00 – 17:30 h
Innovative solutions for community sports and leisure facilities

17:30 – 18:30 h
Happy hour for IAKS members and friends

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10:30 – 12:00 h
Activating urban spaces
Presentations and discussion with the panelists

Moderator: Karin Schwarz-Viechtbauer, Director, Austrian Institute for School and Sports Facilities (ÖISS)

  • (Educational) Playscapes as urban catalysts
    Elger Blitz, Founder and Senior Designer, carve, Netherlands
  • Pumptracks for Basel: another form of bike promotion in a city
    Florian Mathys, Division Manager, Sports department of the municipality of Basel, Switzerland
  • Transforming schoolyards into local community activity areas
    Lars Hjorth Bærentzen, Communications Consultant, Lokale og Anlægsfonden, Denmark
Contents

There is universal demand for active living opportunities, and at a local or municipal level this can be achieved in part with the creation of new exercise spaces, all-year gym usage and more flexibility on the part of operators. It is beneficial and effective to create extra spaces that better integrate sports and leisure programming opportunities. Communication, creativity and operative flexibility are essential components for strengthening effective and easily accessible opportunities for sports and active living for a community with a diverse range of ages, cultures and expectations.

Outdoor facilities have something to offer users all year round. Facilities open to the public, however, are exposed to growing risks in terms of liability and vandalism. For a facility to be function successfully, operators and user groups, who often are not organised in the traditional sense, must network closely.


13:30 – 15:00 h
The feasibility study: A collaborative process for developing a project
Presentations and discussion with the panelists

Moderator: Zbigniew Klonowski, President of IAKS Poland

  • Pre-planning and due diligence for community sports and leisure facilities
    Conrad Boychuk, Senior Director of Recreation and Venue Development,HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, Canada
  • The business case: a realistic assessment of economic impact and long-term operating costs
    Ron Bidulka, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canada
Contents

A successful community sports and recreation facility or venue starts with a critical assessment of needs, resources, risks and opportunities. The pre-planning or due diligence for community sports and leisure facilities requires a thorough understanding of the makeup of the community and its range of preferences and expectations. This includes an identification of underserved needs, a realistic assessment of capital and operating costs, a strategic approach to planning the facility to maximize revenues, and an understanding of the social, lifestyle and long-term economic impact of delivering the facility.

Municipal governments are looking for a planning or due-diligence process that:

  • Actively engages the community especially where residents have differing or conflicting opinions, and document that engagement
  • Locates the facility in the most beneficial location based on a number of important matrices
  • Includes the most relevant components or capacities to suit the needs or the market
  • Realistically assesses the financial outcomes of the project in terms of capital cost, operating costs, and enhanced revenue opportunities
  • Assesses the larger view of long-term economic impact on the community or market region.

The development of a professionally prepared feasibility study and business case will form a framework that can provide various levels of governments with a higher level of confidence in co-funding the project.


15:30 – 16:30 h
Trends in operating municipal and community sports and leisure facilities
Workshop for delegates to discuss challenges and exchange expertise

Moderator: Wolfgang Becker, Director of the University and Provincial Sports Centre Rif/Salzburg, Austria

Experts:

Gar Holohan, Founder and Chair, AURA Holohan Group, Ireland

Prof. Peter Taylor, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Contents

How are municipal operators responding to demographic change and the changing needs of recreation seekers? Where is the middle way between provision for the community and market demands?

In this context of expanded users, facilities and programmes, many governments also face the prospect of reduced funding and have to find alternative ways to deliver projects and programmes.


16:00 – 17:30 h
Innovative solutions for community sports and leisure facilities
Presentations and discussion with the panelists

Moderator: Mike Hall, Partner, FaulknerBrowns Architects, United Kingdom

  • Landskate Parks in Barcelona: new squares for the city of the future
    Oscar Blasco, Founder and Architect, SCOB Arquitectura i Paisatge, Spain
    Sergi Carulla, Founder and Architect, SCOB Arquitectura i Paisatge, Spain
  • Building community connections with municipal sports and recreation facilities
    Darryl Condon, Managing Principal, HCMA Architecture + Design, Canada
  • Street sports: The way ahead for other types of sports facilities as well?
    Lars Hjorth Bærentzen, Communications Consultant, Lokale og Anlægsfonden, Denmark
Contents

The planning and design of community sports and leisure facilities has been evolving over the past number of decades but even more change is required as expectations diversify. There is a greater range of ages and abilities looking to become or stay active and a broader range of programmes and sports activities expected.

Community sports and leisure facilities are as much a gathering and socializing destination as a place to engage in specific sports. While this requires a greater degree of user expectations in the planning process, it also provides new opportunities for both enhanced revenue generation and increasing the overall health communities. There is a more holistic approach to envisioning, planning, and delivering facilities, programmes, and opportunities for social engagement.


17:30 – 18:30 h
Happy hour for IAKS members and friends
Meet & greet at the IAKS booth

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Friday, 10 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 h
Innovation in sports halls and indoor recreational centres

12:30 – 13:00 h
Lunch break and FSB visit

13:00 – 14:30 h
Natural, hybrid and synthetic turf systems

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10:30 – 12:30 h
Innovation in sports halls and indoor recreational centres
Presentations and discussion with the panelists

Moderator: Gar Holohan, Founder and Chair, AURA Holohan Group, Ireland

  • Delivering combined indoor facilities for the public and for the neighbourhood
    Mike Hall, Partner, FaulknerBrowns Architects, United Kingdom
  • How to make traditional sports halls attractive for new user groups
    Maria Keinicke Davidsen, Owner, Keingart space activators, Denmark
    Flemming Anders Overgaard, Owner, Keingart space activators, Denmark
  • Modern sports halls: natural lighting, energy savings, multiple use
    Roger Gut, Owner, MAJ architects, Switzerland
  • The value of LED lighting systems for sports facilities
    Ronnie Koster, Global Business Manager Sports, Philips Lighting, Netherlands
Contents

With new sports hall strategies, local authorities can improve what they offer to local residents. Previously largely reserved for team sports, indoor sports facilities are turning increasingly into community centres. Sports, fitness and recreational activities and even cultural programming can be made available at a single integrated facility.

The second part of the session will offer the latest findings on optimizing natural lighting in sports halls as well as benefits and challenges of LED lighting.


13:00 – 14:30 h
Natural, hybrid and synthetic turf systems
Presentations and discussion with the panelists

Moderator: Dr-Ing Markus Fischer, Managing Partner, Dr-Ing Fischer Consult, Germany

  • Natural and hybrid turf systems: advantages and challenges
    Dr. Harald Nonn, Chariman, German Turf Society, Germany
  • Objective measurement of natural grass and hybrid sports field performance
    Aurélien Le Blan, CEO, Labosport Group, France
  • Synthetic sports fields’ rubber infill: health protection and environmental impacts
    Martin Sheppard, Managing Director, Smart Connection Consultancy, Australia
Contents

Artificial (synthetic) turf systems have reached the highest level of technical function and comfort for players. Now they are challenged by questions about their health effects and environmental impact.

Hybrid turf or reinforced natural grass combines natural grass with synthetic reinforcing fibres. It is used for stadium pitches and training pitches, for football, rugby, American football and baseball. Reinforced natural grass can also be used for events and concerts. The synthetic fibres incorporated into the root zone make the grass stronger and more resistant to damage.

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