The International VELUX Award 2010 is open for registration


The International VELUX Award 2010 is now open for registration. The Award challenges students of architecture worldwide to work with daylight in architecture under the overall theme "Light of Tomorrow".

- Our vision is to promote daylight and quality of life. We present the International VELUX Award every second year to encourage students all over the world to explore the theme of sunlight and daylight in its widest sense and to propose new ideas and approaches for a sustainable future, says says VELUX CMO Michael K. Rasmussen. 

The Award contains no specific categories and no requirements to the use of any specific materials or VELUX products. The Award, however, seeks to widen the boundaries of daylight in architecture through an open-minded and experimental approach, taking advantage of the students' curiosity, willingness to take risks and to experiment considering social, psychological and environmental dimensions of light.

International jury to evaluate all entries
The jury for the International VELUX Award 2010 will be announced by the end of 2009. The jury is comprised of renowned architects.. Among the jury members participating in previous Awards were Glenn Murcutt (AUS), Kengo Kuma (JP), Per Olaf Fjeld (NO) and Hani Rashid (USA). Hani Rashid, chairman of the jury for the 2008 Award reflects on the quality of the projects for the Award: - I was very surprised to see students from all over the world who confront the problem of light, the large amount of work and its quality. The way they represent their ideas of "Light of tomorrow" is inspiring.

Sustainable living
The International VELUX Award is part of the continuous VELUX effort to establish close relations with building professionals and future generations of architects.

- The headline for VELUX in the quest for new solutions is "sustainable living", and to reflect this we encourage students to focus on the importance of sunlight and daylight for sustainable architecture in their projects, says says VELUX CMO Michael K. Rasmussen.

The Award is organized in cooperation with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE). Students must register their intention to participate before 1 February 2010. More information and current updates can be found at the Award website:
The winners will be announced and celebrated at the Award event scheduled to take place in October 2010.