International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS)

Affiliate Member

IAKS is the leading global non-profit organisation for professionals from the sports, leisure and recreation facilities industry. Since 1965, it enables international networking for the exchange of planning, design and operational expertise.

IAKS hosts international congresses and seminars, study trips and facility tours.

Since 1967, IAKS publishes “sb”, the world’s foremost magazine for exemplary architecture, innovations, products and services from the fields of leisure centres, sports facilities, swimming pools and wellness, stadiums and arenas.

IAKS recognises exceptional accomplishment in facility operation and design through an internationally recognised exemplary design awards programme.

IAKS is an IOC Recognized Organization and cooperates with the IPC and other international non-profit bodies.

Our network is the meeting place for architects, engineers, clients, designers, local authorities, technical and operative management, sports federations and clubs!

Contact details

Mr Klaus Meinel
Leisure Facilities (IAKS)
Eupener Stra├če 70
50933 Koeln
+49 221 168023-0

Raising the standards for sports facility projects

We are the recognised trade association for the sports and play construction industry in the UK. All of our members go through a strict checking process:

  • Strict Admission Criteria
  • Standards of Construction
  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • Technical Mediation
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