International VELUX Award 2008

iscrizione entro 08/03/2008

The VELUX company announces the 2008 edition of the biennial international award, created in 2004, for students of architecture all over the world. This Award is organised in collaboration with the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the International Union of Architects (UIA).

With this Award, on the theme: "Light of Tomorrow", VELUX seeks to foster an openminded dialogue on daylight in its widest sense. While there are no specific categories, entries may focus on: sunlight as a natural source of lighting and energy; daylight’s contribution to visual quality and comfort in interior living spaces; rethinking daylight in urban living contexts ; the importance of sunlight and daylight in sustainable architecture in harmony with the rhythms of nature; more abstract concepts like daylight versus artificial light, day versus night, in versus out.

. Deadline for registration 8 March 2008
. Deadline for submitting entries 8 May 2008
. Deadline for receiving posted projects 8 June 2008
. Awards ceremony November 2008


PRIZES The total prize money is 30 000 euro:

  • 1st prize: 8 000 euro minimum for the winning student or team - 2 000 euro for the tutor (s);
  • 2nd prize: 4 000 euro minimum, for the winning student or team - 1000 euro for the tutor (s).
  • Ten honorary mentions may also be awarded and in addition students will award a student prize following a vote.

All projects submitted for the 2008 Award will be exhibited in Turin during the UIA World Congress (29 June – 3 July 2008).


Complete details are available on-line at the VELUX site:

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