Every second year since 2004, the VELUX Group has invited students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award.
The award seeks to challenge the students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking. The aim of the award is to engage with students of architecture about how to use sunlight and daylight as main sources of energy and light and how to ensure health and well-being of the people who live and work in buildings.
The award is global and open to any registered student of architecture backed by a teacher from a school of architecture. The total prize money is 30,000 Euro. The jury, comprising internationally renowned architects, will award a number of prize winners and honourable mentions.
The jury will evaluate the projects in accordance with the following criteria:
- The work with daylighting as a premise for architecture.
- How the project is researched and documented.
- How the project addresses contemporary and future challenges.
- The level of experimentation and innovation.
- The overall graphic presentation of the project, how the project presents itself.
All award entries are reviewed by an international jury and their election of the winners is based on the above criteria.
For more information please go to the IVA website.