International VELUX Award for students of architecture 2024
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Registrations for the International VELUX Award 2024 for Students of Architecture are open
The VELUX Group invites the students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award competition on the theme “Light of Tomorrow”. The 2024 competition is the 11th edition, which so far has received thousands of exciting daylight projects from more than 6000 students of architecture around the world.
Since the International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture was first launched in 2004, it has grown into what is probably the largest competition for students of architecture, the architects who will shape the buildings of our future.
The award invites students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking. The aim of the award is to encourage and challenge students of architecture, and to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever-relevant source of energy, light and life.
The student teams will work on their projects in one of the two categories: ‘Daylight in buildings’ or ‘Daylight investigations’.
The registration for the participation in the competition is open from 1 September 2023 and stays open until 01 April 2024.
To participate in the competition, first step for students is registration with an e-mail address and a phone number. The students are then encouraged to gather their team, connect with the teacher and start developing their project already during the registration phase. In this way, students can have several months to develop their ideas into innovative and out-of-the-box daylight projects.
The key dates
1 September 2023 Registration opens
01 April 2024 Registration closes (deadline 23:59 UTC+12)
15 April 2024 Submission upload opens
30 May 2024 Submission deadline; project upload (deadline 23:59 UTC+12)
Summer 2024 Jury meeting and announcement of Regional Winners
Fall/Winter 2024 Regional Winners workshop / Presentations to the jury / Global winners announcement
Find the award brief and information on how to take part in the International VELUX Award 2024 at daylightandarchitecture.com/iva/
A source of inspiration
The International VELUX Award for students of architecture is part of the Daylight and Architecture community initiated by VELUX. Rounding up a range of unique content created by architects, journalist and researchers, the website daylightandarchitecture.com offers a rich library of filmed lectures, daylight talks, and articles.
These are especially valuable for students of architecture joining the International VELUX Award competition, for finding inspiration and expanding their understanding of the importance of daylight for the life on Earth.
About International VELUX Award
The overall theme of the International VELUX Award 2024 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 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).
For more information about the International VELUX Award for students of architecture, visit daylightandarchitecture.com/iva/.
About the VELUX Group
For the past 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sunscreening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 11,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2020, VKR Holding had total revenue of DKK 22.6 billion and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 142 million in charitable grants.
For more information about VELUX Group, visit velux.com.