GAME House Aalborg was awarded Olympic Bronze by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) during the Awards Gala, October 2021, in Cologne, Germany.

Experts from the architectural world gathered Tuesday to recognize facilities that push the envelope of sporting and leisure facilities. Among the winners were GAME House Aalborg.

The transformation of a former laboratory building into a youth sports and culture hub was acknowledged among 86 participants from all over the globe.

Inspired by the beauty of the existing building, JAJA Architects strived to preserve the industrial magic and generate an environment which invites the users of GAME House Aalborg to play and experiment with new forms of movement, social meetings, and surprising happenings. Echoing the purpose of its past, the aim has been and still is to create a thriving and dynamic ‘street laboratory’!

Awarded every two years since 1987, the IOC IAKS Award is one of the most important and acknowledged international architecture prizes for sports, leisure and recreational facilities. This is the third time, GAME wins an olympic medal at the IOC IAKS Award.

GAME House Aalborg is the result of a partnership between the Municipality of Aalborg, Realdania, Det Obelske Familiefond, TrygFonden, Nordea-fonden, Lokale og Anlægsfonden and GAME. The architects are JaJa Architects.

For more, go to IAKS news on the prize ceremony and winners.


Winners at the 2021 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes Ceremony. Photo: IAKS Cologne