Daylight Spaces 2010


36 projects from 18 different nations were submitted.

Border Architects from the Netherlands
Border Architects from the Netherlands

Takeshi Hosaka from Japan
Takeshi Hosaka from Japan

Special commendation
- Patrick Uchal (Slovakia)
- Franz Koppelstätter (Austria)

The projects were presented at a special awards ceremony within the framework of the Architecture Days held at Campus Krems on the 28th of May, 2010.


The merging of different aspects of high quality architecture in sustainable building structures is the primary goal of teaching and research activities at the Department for Building and Environment. A key component is the skillful use of natural light. The competition "Daylight Spaces" provides a platform upon which to raise awareness of planning with natural light.

Category Award / Competition Result
Type International, Fellowship, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Daylight
Country Austria
RegDeadline 26 April 2010 GoogleCal iCal
26 April 2010 (Must be Postmarked)
Eligibility Architects, artists and other professionals dealing with construction-related tasks, as well as advanced students from around the world
Target Field Both realized projects and realizable design concepts

Task and assessment criteria
Submitted projects and design concepts should show a sensitive, unusual, new or unexpected use of natural light and highlight its influence on structures of architectural space. Sustainability, design quality, user needs and positive effects on the environment should also be considered. Both realized projects and realizable design concepts can be submitted to the competition.

Arch. DI Georg Bauer / Chairman ORTE Architectural Network Lower Austria
Arch. Erich Bernard / BWM Architekten, Vienna
Arch. Glaßer & Dagenbach / Winners Daylight Spaces Competition 2007
DI Dr. techn. Peter Holzer / Interim. Head of Department for Building and Environment, Danube University Krems
Arch. DI Dr. techn. Renate Hammer, MAS / Head of the Special Field Architecture and Engineering Sciences at the Department for Building and Environment
Arch. DI Gregor Radinger / Program Director of the University Program Daylight Architecture at the Department for Building and Environment
Heinz Hackl / Velux Austria

The prizes are two Artist in Residence study visits for one month each in 2011 in Krems.

The organization AIR artists-in-residence, and ORTE, the architecture network of Lower Austria, are providing the prizes which include:
> Accommodation in studio apartments of AIR artist-in-residence Krems in close proximity to the town of Krems, the historic village of Stein and the Danube University.
> 1000 € grant for each study visitor, sponsored by AIR artist-in-residence.
> Travel costs from the winners’ residences to Krems and back. Provided by Velux Austria and Eckelt Glas.
> The opportunity to use the lightlab of the Department for Building and Environment at Danube University Krems throughout the month’s visit.

Entry Fee

A poster presentation of max. 5 A1 posters

Submission Address
Arch. DI Gregor Radinger
Danube University Krems
Department for Building and Environment
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
A-3500 Krems
Tel.: +43 (0)2732 893-2669

Announcement of the two winning projects: 28th of May, 2010

Past winners

Danube University Krems

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