Architecture competitions for students titled International VELUX Award challenges students to explore the theme of daylight, to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light and life.
Every second year since 2004, the VELUX Group has invited students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award.
Students are challenged to explore the theme "Light of Tomorrow", to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light and life.
The award seeks to challenge the future of daylight in the built environment with an open-minded and experimental approach. Therefore, the award seeks to widen the boundaries of daylight in architecture, including aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, and the interaction between buildings and environment.
Daylight in architecture is an ever-relevant topic. Daylight has been used for centuries as the primary source of light for the interior and architects have always been interested in and fascinated by daylight; yet daylighting can be a difficult discipline to approach, understand and master.
Daylighting describes the controlled use of natural light in and around buildings. It is the practice of placing windows, or other transparent media and reflective surfaces, so that natural light provides effective internal illumination during the day.
Successful daylighting requires design considerations at all stages of the building design process, from site planning to architectural, interior and lighting design.
The main theme includes the following sub-themes:
• Daylight in buildings – for projects that demonstrate applicable principles for providing daylight and sunlight into buildings
• Daylight investigations – for projects that look at the physical properties of light, basics of optics and materials, as well as technological developments, new materials, storage or transportation of daylight
All award entries for the International VELUX Award 2018 will be reviewed by an international jury. The jury is comprised of internationally renowned architects and composed in collaboration with the International Union of Architects (UIA).
There is no entry fee for this competition!
Who can participate? ⇣
Participation is encouraged by multi-disciplinary teams including e.g. engineering, design and landscaping.