The International VELUX Award 2014 for Students of Architecture wants to encourage and challenge students of architecture to explore the theme of daylight in its widest sense - and to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever-relevant source of energy and light.
The award seeks to challenge the future of daylight in the built environment with an open-minded and experimental approach. The Award seeks to widen the boundaries of daylight in architecture, including aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, and the interaction between buildings and environment.
"Light of Tomorrow" is the overall theme of the award that celebrates and promotes excellence in completed study works from students all over the world.
The Award is open to any registered student of architecture - individual or team - from all over the world. We encourage multi-disciplinary teams including e.g. engineering, design, landscaping, etc. Every student or team of students must register to participate and must be granted submission by a teacher from a school of architecture.
- 1st prize Minimum 8,000 Euro for the student(s) and 2,000 Euro for the teacher(s)
- 2nd prize Minimum 4,000 Euro for the students(s) and 1,000 Euro for the teacher(s)
Up to ten projects will be shortlisted for honourable mention and an Award trophy. The jury may award special prizes for categories or themes. The winners will be invited to the award event.