The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) present the architectural awards for the best international sports and leisure facilities every two years.
BORD Architectural Studio, builder of Aquaticum Strand Debrecen, was the only Hungarian winner this year. Péter Bordás, architect and founder of BORD Architectural Studio received the highest award for his Aquaticum Debrecen Strand design.
The BORD Architectural Studio was awarded alongside internationally renowned star architects such as Bjarke Ingels Group (CopenHill), Nikken Sekkei (Ariake Gymnastics Centre), and Populous (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium).
Péter Bordás said that the jury called the waterpark an architectural jewel and praised its revolutionary solutions.
“Every part of the building, every detail of it tries to fit in and blend into the forest, but still gives people a three-dimensional experience, an adventure and makes them want to explore. I think those are its main virtues”, he pointed out.