International VELUX Award 2016 global winners to be announced


Ten regional winners from Africa, the Americas, Asia & Oceania, Eastern Europe & Middle East and Western Europe will present their projects live to the jury in the morning on 18th November. Two global winners announced at World Architecture Festival Gala dinner the same evening.

The 7th International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture – “Light of Tomorrow” – culminates on 18 November 2016, in the context of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin.

The ten regional winners, who were selected from nearly 600 project submissions from 57 countries earlier this year, will present their projects live to the internationally renowned jury at 10:00 CET on 18 November 2016, as part of the World Architecture Festival. The event will be streamed live at

The jury – featuring Francesco Veenstra, Omar Gandhi, Christine Murray, Zbigniew Reszka and Per Arnold Andersen – will then select global winners in the two award categories: `Daylight in Buildings´ and `Daylight Investigations´. The winners will be officially announced at the World Architecture Festival gala dinner on 18 November.

Before going to the jury session to compete for the global prizes, the ten regional winning teams will receive their prizes at an award ceremony on 17 November 2016 at 19:15. All regional winning projects will also be featured in the November issue of The Architectural Review magazine that will be released at the festival.

We chose the World Architecture Festival as the setting for this year’s International VELUX Award to bring the architects of tomorrow into the spotlight of the global architectural community. The VELUX Group’s goal is to create better living environments with daylight and fresh air, so it is essential to bring together architects, designers and building professionals to share the appreciation of daylight as the key to creating healthy buildings, good learning environments and inspiring workplaces.
says Per Arnold Andersen, head of the International VELUX Award.

Live streaming of project presentation

Watch the regional winners of the International VELUX Award 2016 compete for the global prizes as they present their daylight-inspired projects live from the World Architecture Festival in Berlin on 18th November 2016 at 10:00 CET. Connect at

Light of Tomorrow

The overall theme of the International VELUX Award 2016 is “Light of Tomorrow.” The award aims to inspire students of architecture to consider how to use sunlight and daylight as principle sources of energy and light, and how to ensure the health and well-being of people who live and work in buildings.

About the VELUX Group

About the VELUX Group

For more than 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, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 36 countries and around 11,000 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 2022, the VELUX Group had total revenue of EUR 2.99 billion, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 4.29 billion, and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 181 million in charitable grants.

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