by Elsa Lam
Canadian Architect, Nov 10, 2015
(Image: Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design. Courtesy Canadian Architect, photo by Derek Lepper)
The Richmond Olympic Oval, the signature venue from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games and now a multi-use community recreation centre and sports venue designed by CannonDesign, has received the All Time Award from the International Association of Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) —an award reserved for landmark sports facilities from the past half-century. The All Time Award is being issued in conjunction with IAKS 50th anniversary and will not be awarded again until 2065.
The Oval is one of just 10 facilities to receive the All Time award and the only award-winning venue from North America.“We have always been proud of the visionary work that helped make the Richmond Olympic Oval an influential and notable facility, a cultural treasure for the community in the years since, and now with this award from IAKS, one of the best sports facilities of our time,” said CannonDesign Principal Ken Wiseman, who led CannonDesign’s efforts on the Oval. “Our firm is honored to have worked with the City of Richmond and so many other people who helped make this building a reality.” Read more…