Meet the International VELUX Award 2020 jury


We are proud to present the prestigious jury for the International VELUX Award 2020 for Students of Architecture. The jury consists of the internationally acclaimed architects Odile Decq (FR), Sebastián Adamo (AR), Nóra Demeter (US), Juri Troy (AT) and Vice President of Global Product Management at VELUX Martin Pors Jepsen (DK).

The jury will meet in Copenhagen in the beginning of July to review all projects submitted by architecture students from all over the world. At the meeting, ten regional winners will be selected from each of the five International Union of Architects (UIA) member regions 1) Western Europe, 2) Eastern Europe and the Middle East, 3) the Americas, 4) Asia+ Oceania and 5) Africa.

The selected regional winners will be invited to the World Architecture Festival 2020 in November where they will present their projects to the jury in front of a live audience.

Based on the presentations, the jury will select one global winner for each of the two award categories, ‘Daylight in Buildings’ and ‘Daylight Investigations’.

We are super proud and happy to present a really great jury for 2020, consisting of internationally acclaimed architects who are behind significant and pioneering architecture and at the same time very much engaged in teaching and lecturing,
says International VELUX Award Programme Manager, Per Arnold Andersen.

Get to know the jury

Odile Decq is a French architect and urban planner, awarded the Architizer’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for her pioneering work, but also her engagement and contribution to the debate on architecture.

Sebastián Adamo from Argentina is the co-founder of the architecture firm Adamo-Faiden based in Buenos Aires since 2005. Their international practice extends to teaching and research and their works are widely exhibited in the Americas and Europe.

Nóra Demeter is an architect based in Hungary. Together with Zoboki-Demeter and Associates, her vast international expertise has enabled her to tackle complex local and international projects, like the Palace of the Arts in Budapest.

Juri Troy is an Austrian architect whose projects concentrate on sustainability, energy efficiency and holistic building concepts. Therefore, the use of wood always plays an important role in his work.

Martin Pors Jepsen, from Denmark, is Vice President of Global Product Management at VELUX. He has held several positions in the VELUX Group including as General Manager for VELUX China and Global Product Manager for VELUX Solar.

Registrations are open

The registrations for the International VELUX Award opened this September. Architecture students from across the world are encouraged to sign up for the award and start thinking about their bright idea for a daylight project. The registration deadline is the 1st of April.

To register for the award, students can visit:

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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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