IOC IAKS ARCHITECTURE GOLD MEDAL FOR SINGAPORE NATIONAL STADIUM

© CHRIS HARVEY / ARUP

We are delighted to announce that The Singapore National Stadium and Sports Hub has won the IOC IAKS Architecture Gold Medal for “Major Outdoor Stadium”. The prestigious award was presented during the25th IAKS Congress in Cologne on 7th November.

The IOC jury commented “The Singapore Sports Hub has set new standards of adaptability and interaction. It provides facilities for the entire population of the country. This is the first stadium in the world custom-designed to host athletics, football, rugby and cricket all in the one venue and able to convert to different modes within 48 hours. The design concept of placing the National Stadium under a unifying protective canopy that links all parts of the Sports Hub offers great flexibility for events. It also serves the community in protecting the public circulating between the different facilities within the Sports Hub from the rain and sun. All footpaths, ramps, staircases and access areas comply fully with the highest standards of universal design. The Sport Hub represents a strong commitment to spectator sport and recreational activities.”

The IOC IAKS award adds to the stadium’s impressive array of recognitions, including: Winner of the Sports Category at the World Architecture Awards; Architect of the Year and Sports Category Winner at the International Design Awards; and winner of the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence the IStructE Awards.

Congratulations to all who contributed to making this project such a wonderful success.

ARCHITECT, CHRIS DITE, COLLECTING THE AWARD ON BEHALF OF ARUP. PHOTO COURTESY OF IAKS.