Daylight Spaces 2012


Yukiko Nadamoto Architects (Japan) für das ‚House in Kitakami’
Yoshiaki Oyabu Architects (Japan) für das ‚Double House’
Außerdem entschied sich die Jury heuer erstmals für einen Würdigungspreis an
relais Landschaftsarchitekten (Berlin) für ‚Der geschriebene Garten’

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To highlight the special importance of natural light on architectural qualities, the Department for Building and Environment announces this competition for the third time.

Category Award / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Fellowship, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Daylight
Country Austria
RegDeadline 27 January 2012 GoogleCal iCal
3 February 2012 (Must be Postmarked) GoogleCal
Eligibility Architects, artists and other professionals dealing with construction-related tasks, as well as advanced students from around the world
Target Field The submitted projects are realized.

Task and Assessment Criteria
Submitted architectural projects should show a sensitive, unusual, new or unexpected use of natural light. Thereby the added value of daylight-sensitive planning strategies on the usability of spaces should be highlighted.
For example, the following aspects can be considered:
- Planning according to and with the course of the sun: Building position and orientation in the light space
- Light modeling: balance of direct and diffuse light entry
- Light guidance: surface design, opening and space geometries, …
- Light penetration: optimized light entry through building geometry and space structure
- Reference and linking of indoor and outdoor space: access to indoor space related open spaces
- Color and material: spatial design by material- and color selection
- Sunlight as source of modern energy-concepts: building integrated usability of solar radiation entries
- Self chosen, light-relevant aspects

Arch. Erich Bernar (BWM Architekten, Vienna)
Arch. Henri Borduin (Winner Daylight Spaces, Competition 2010, Amsterdam)
Dipl.-Des. Ulrike Brandi (Lightplanner, designer and author of specialized books, Hamburg, Munich)
Arch. DI Dr.techn. Renate Hammer (MAS Dean of the Faculty for Arts, Culture and Building, Danube University Krems)
Heinz Hackl (Velux Austria)
DI Dr.techn. Peter Holzer (Head of the Department for Building and Environment, Danube University Krems)
Mag. Heidrun Rabl (ORTE Architecture Network, Lower Austria)

Two winners will be determined from the submitted projects.
- International participants: AIR artist-in-residence study-visits for the durartion of one month in 2013 (accomodation in studio apartments of AIR artist-in-residence Krems, 1,000 € grant for each study visitor, travel costs, the opportunity to use the lightlab of the Department for Building and Environment at Danube University Krems)
- From Austria: invitation to take part in international symposium Daylight Site and the possibility of using the light lab of the Department for Building and Environment for the duration of one month

Entry Fee

Max. 2 A1 posters

Submission Address
DI Elisabetta Meneghini
Danube University Krems
Department for Building and Environment
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30
A-3500 Krems
Tel. +43 (0)2732 893-2771

Public jury meeting:
Presentation of the winning projects: 7th of March, 2012 at the Forum Building Science

Past winners

Danube University Krems

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