The International VELUX Award is a competition for students of architecture, which runs every second year. In 2022 the competition celebrates the 10th edition!
Students of architecture from around the world are invited to register their participation and join the community of more than 5000 students who have participated so far.
Here on the website you can find rich library of filmed lectures, daylight talks, and articles created by architects, journalist and researchers. These are valuable resources while working on your projects; for finding the inspiration and for expanding the understanding of the importance of daylight for the life on Earth.
Register now with your name and email, and then gather your team, connect with your teacher and start working on your daylight projects.
The overall theme of the International VELUX Award 2022 for Students of Architecture is “Light of Tomorrow.” Launched in 2004, and held biennially, the award seeks to challenge the future of daylight in the built environment by inspiring creative explorations on the themes of daylight in buildings and daylight investigations from the world’s leading future architects.
The Award is organised in close collaboration with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and is acknowledged by the following educational organisations; The European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).
The International VELUX Award 2022 for Students of Architecture wants to encourage and challenge students of architecture to explore the theme of daylight – and to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever-relevant source of energy, light and life.
The award celebrates and promotes excellence in completed study works. These works can be made as works complying with the prize scope of rethinking the values of conscious daylighting design with focus on people’s health in living and working environments.
The award encourages projects that celebrate the privilege of being a student; with curiosity and with the willingness to think “out of the box” – as well as consider the social, sociological and environmental dimension of light.
The award wants to acknowledge not only the students but their teachers as well. Therefore, teachers of the projects are also awarded.