Registration closes for IVA 2016

The International VELUX Award 2016 – registration closes 1st April

The VELUX Group presents the International VELUX Award 2016 to inspire students of architecture all over the world to work with daylight in architecture.

Registration for the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture, which challenges students to work with daylight in architecture, is open until 1 April 2016. With entries from over 350 schools of architecture in 60 countries, the International VELUX Award has established itself as the most important and biggest global student competition. Students or teams who are active students in 2015-2016 and backed by a teacher from a school of architecture are invited to participate and need to register at

This year, the winners of the International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture will be announced at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin on 18 November 2016 and will be featured in the November issue of the Architectural Review. Registered students must submit their final project by 15 June 2016 and all entries will be exhibited on

We are thrilled that this year’s award winners will share the stage with the world’s most influential architects at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin and will see their projects in one of the leading architectural publications, Architectural Review,
says manager of the award Per Arnold Andersen from the VELUX Group.

Light of Tomorrow
The overall theme of the International VELUX Award 2016 is Light of Tomorrow. The award seeks to inspire students of architecture to consider how to use sunlight and daylight as main sources of energy and light, and how to ensure the health and well-being of people who live and work in buildings. To participate, students must submit projects that focus on a) Daylight in buildings or b) Daylight investigations that consider the physical properties of light.

Regional prizes and overall prizes
The International VELUX Award is an ‘open idea’ competition and is organised globally in two phases: in the first phase, regional prizes will be given to projects from 1) Western Europe, 2) Eastern Europe and the Middle East, 3) the Americas, 4) Asia and Oceania and 5) Africa. In the grand finale, prizes will be presented to the overall global winners at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin.

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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