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Two Cundall projects have picked up awards at this year’s IOC/IAKS Award for Exemplary Sports and Leisure Facilities. 

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

Lee Valley White Water Centre, UK, received the bronze award in the specialised sports facilities category as well as a IPC/IAKS Distinction.  The distinction is aimed at increasing the accessibility of all sports facilities and architectural projects in order to give opportunities to people with a disability to practise and view sport freely and without barriers. 

Cundall provided multidisciplinary engineering for the facility which hosted the 2012 London Olympics.  The project was designed with legacy in mind, which has resulted in a flexible sports and leisure venue that it used by a wide range of people.

Milson Island, Australia, won the silver prize in the single indoor facility for sports, leisure and recreation category. Cundall provided ESD consultancy for the multi-purpose hall with daylight analysis and the design of the mixed mode cooling strategy.

“Sport has a positive effect on a wide spectrum of people” said Tomás Neeson, head of Cundall’s Sports and Leisure sector “to see two projects of different scales and purpose being recognised at these prestigious awards is an honour. We have learnt a lot from working on these two projects and will continue to deliver the same exemplary designs and sustainable features to future projects.”

To view further details about the awards go to:

Lee Valley White Water http://youtu.be/wYrLR1IQs7M
Milson Island http://youtu.be/JMqhQIKMDEk
 



29 Oct 2013

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