International Velux Award for Students of Architecture

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Type:Submission

Category:Architecture

Scope:International

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Apr 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

The International VELUX Award for students of architecture challenges students to explore the theme of daylight - to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light and life. The award runs every second year on even numbered years (2018, 2020, etc.). 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.

“Light of Tomorrow” is the overall theme of the International VELUX Award. The award seeks to challenge the future of daylight in the built environment with an open-minded and experimental approach. Therefore, the award seeks to widen the boundaries of daylight in architecture, including aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, and the interaction between buildings and environment. The award is an open ideas competition and it is organised globally in two phases: in the first phase, regional prizes will be awarded to projects from the UIA member regions 1) Western Europe, 2) Eastern Europe and the Middle East, 3) the Americas, 4) Asia+ Oceania and 5) Africa. In the second phase, prizes will be awarded to overall winners. The award is not restricted to the use of VELUX products. Innovative thinking and use of specific VELUX components as daylight providers will however be within the scope of the award and the jury will be allowed to give special prizes to the best projects.

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.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://iva.velux.com/

Managing Organization: Velux

Contact:

iva@velux.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
The award is open for all students of architecture - either in teams or as individuals – who are enrolled in a course at university level in 2019/2020. The International VELUX Award wants to acknowledge not only the students but their teachers as well. Therefore, each team must have a teacher supporting their project, and supporting teachers of the winning projects are also awarded. You must be signed up as a student (bachelor or master) in the study year 2019-20. PhD students are not allowed to participate - neither individually nor in teams. We welcome interdisciplinary teams, but there must be students of architecture included as well and the project must be backed by a named teacher from a named school of architecture.

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Apr 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

The International VELUX Award for students of architecture challenges students to explore the theme of daylight - to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light and life. The award runs every second year on even numbered years (2018, 2020, etc.). 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.

Process

“Light of Tomorrow” is the overall theme of the International VELUX Award. The award seeks to challenge the future of daylight in the built environment with an open-minded and experimental approach. Therefore, the award seeks to widen the boundaries of daylight in architecture, including aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, and the interaction between buildings and environment. The award is an open ideas competition and it is organised globally in two phases: in the first phase, regional prizes will be awarded to projects from the UIA member regions 1) Western Europe, 2) Eastern Europe and the Middle East, 3) the Americas, 4) Asia+ Oceania and 5) Africa. In the second phase, prizes will be awarded to overall winners. The award is not restricted to the use of VELUX products. Innovative thinking and use of specific VELUX components as daylight providers will however be within the scope of the award and the jury will be allowed to give special prizes to the best projects.

Criteria

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.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://iva.velux.com/

Managing Organization: Velux

Contact:

iva@velux.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
The award is open for all students of architecture - either in teams or as individuals – who are enrolled in a course at university level in 2019/2020. The International VELUX Award wants to acknowledge not only the students but their teachers as well. Therefore, each team must have a teacher supporting their project, and supporting teachers of the winning projects are also awarded. You must be signed up as a student (bachelor or master) in the study year 2019-20. PhD students are not allowed to participate - neither individually nor in teams. We welcome interdisciplinary teams, but there must be students of architecture included as well and the project must be backed by a named teacher from a named school of architecture.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Apr 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York