The International VELUX Award is a competition for students of architecture that runs every second year.
Register: APR/15/2020, Submit: JUN/15/2020, Eligibility: Registered architecture students 2019/20, who must be backed by a teacher from a school of architecture; individually, (multidisciplinary) teams (including engineering, design, landscaping), Fee: Free, Awards: Total prizes money: up to 30,000 EUR; 2 Grand Prizes (2 categories): 5,000 EUR each (4,000 EUR student, 1,000 EUR teacher); 10 Regional Prizes (5 regions by 2 categories): 1,250 EUR each (1,000 EUR student, 250 EUR teacher); special prizes
Daylight in architecture is an ever-relevant topic. Daylight has been used for centuries as the primary source of light for the interior and architects have always been interested in and fascinated by daylight; yet daylighting can be a difficult discipline to approach, understand and master. Daylighting describes the controlled use of natural light in and around buildings. It is the practice of placing windows, or other transparent media and reflective surfaces, so that natural light provides effective internal illumination during the day.