Daylight Spaces 2014

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
Type International, Fellowship, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Daylight
Country Austria
RegDeadline 21 August 2014 GoogleCal iCal
1 September 2014 (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.
Participants can take inspiration from the following aspects:
- Planning according to and with the course of the sun: Building position and orientation in the light space
- Light guidance: surface design, opening and space geometries
- Controlling light: Optimization of the light entry through the building while providing shading
- Light and comfort: Daylight as a source of visual comfort in the indoor environment
- Light, colors and materials: Spatial design by materials and color selection
- Daylight and energy saving: Integration of solar radiation entries as a source of energy efficiency
- Self chosen, light-relevant aspects

Arch. Mag. Erich Bernard, BWM Architekten, Vienna
Arch. DI Dr. techn. Renate Hammer, MAS, Institute of Building Research & Innovation GmbH
Heinz Hackl, Velux Austria
Mag. Heidrun Schlögl, ORTE Architecture Network Lower Austria
Ass.Prof. DI Dr. Anton Kottbauer, TU Wien

Two winners will be determined from the submitted projects.
For international winners:
Accommodation in studio apartments of AIR artist-in-residence Krems
- 1,000 € grant for each study visitor
- Travel costs from the winners’ residences to Krems and back, provided by the sponsors of the competition.
- The opportunity to use the Lightlab of the Department for Building and Environment at Danube University Krems throughout the month’s visit.
For Austrian winners:
Invitation to take part in the renowned, international symposium Daylight 2015 including arrival and departure as well as hotel accommodation (for a max. of two representatives per each winning team). In addition, there is the possibility of using the Lightlab of the Department for Building and Environment for the duration of one month.

Entry Fee

Max. 2 A1 posters

Submission Address
Nicoletta Dottori
Danube University Krems
Department for Building and Environment Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30,
3500 Krems, Austria

Jury meeting: 16th of September, 2014

Past winners

Danube University Krems

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