International VELUX Award 2010


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The Award for Students of Architecture challenges students of architecture to explore the theme of sunlight and daylight in its widest sense to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever-relevant source of light and energy.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Daylight
Country Denmark
RegDeadline 1 February 2010 GoogleCal iCal
3 May 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Students during the study year 2009/10
Target Field Projects prepared during the study year 2009/10

An open-minded dialogue on the ”Light of Tomorrow” requires experimental approaches and free thinking. Therefore, the Award seeks to explore the boundaries of daylight in architecture, including aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, and the interaction between buildings and environment. The Award is not restricted to the use of VELUX products.

Not yet announced

The total prize money is 30,000 Euro.
1st prize: minimum 8,000 for the student(s) Euro and 2,000 Euro for the tutor(s)
2nd prize: minimum 4,000 for the student(s) Euro and 1,000 Euro for the tutor(s)
Up to 10 projects in total will be shortlisted for honourable mention and an award trophy.
The jury may award special prizes for categories or themes.
The prize winners and one team member from the honourable mentions and the special prizes will be invited to the ceremony where prizes and trophies will be presented.

Entry Fee

2 A1 boards (pdf) and a A4 document (maximum 800 words, pdf)

The jury meeting: June 2010
The Award ceremony: October 2010

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