International VELUX Award 2012


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The award for Students of Architecture wants to encourage and challenge students of architecture to explore the theme of daylight in its widest sense – and to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever-relevant source of energy and light.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Daylight
Country Denmark
RegDeadline 1 March 2012 GoogleCal iCal
7 May 2012 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Individuals or groups of students, who are students during the study year 2011/12
Target Field Submitted projects have to be prepared during the study year 2010/11 or 2011/12.

“Light of Tomorrow” is the overall theme of the International VELUX Award. 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.

​Alvaro Siza, Portugal
Brigitte Shim, Canada
Francis Kéré, Burkina Faso/Germany
Peter Stutchbury, Australia
Per Arnold Andersen, Denmark

The total prize money is 30,000 Euro.
1st prize: minimum 8,000 for the student(s) Euro and 2,000 Euro for the teacher(s)
2nd prize: minimum 4,000 for the student(s) Euro and 1,000 Euro for the teacher(s)
Up to 10 projects in total will be shortlisted for honourable mention and an award trophy.
Invitation to the award event, exhibition

Entry Fee

One image file(9600 pixels wide x 5400 pixels high (32 x 18 inch in 300 ppi)) and a text description(no longer than 800 words)

The jury meeting: June 2012
The Award event: October 2012

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