International VELUX Award 2016


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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, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Daylight
Country Denmark
RegDeadline 15 June 2016 GoogleCal iCal
15 June 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility Individuals or groups of students, who are students during the study year 2015/16

“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.
The award is an open ideas competition and it is organised globally in two phases: in the first phase, regional prizes will be awarded to projects from the UIA member regions 1) Western Europe, 2) Eastern Europe and the Middle East, 3) the Americas, 4) Asia+ Oceania and 5) Africa. In the second phase, prizes will be awarded to overall winners.

​Not yet announced

A Grand Prize: 5,000 € per category (4,000 € to the student and 1,000 € to the teacher)
A prize: 1,250 € per category (1,000 € to the student and 250 € to the teacher)

Entry Fee

One image file and a text description(no longer than 800 words)

The jury meeting: June 2016
The Award event: October 2016

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