Organised around the theme, “Light of Tomorrow”, the International VELUX Award asks students of architecture to explore how we use sunlight and daylight for energy and light in our daily lives and in the built environment specifically.
The jury for the 2020 International VELUX Award, composed of Odile Decq (France), Nóra Demeter (Hungary), Sebastián Adamo (AR), Juri Troy (AT) and Martin Pors from VELUX A/S (Denmark) met virtually on 6, 7 and 8 July 2020.
UIA Representative Nóra Demeter was elected Chair. Over the course of 3 days, the jury evaluated 579 projects from 250 different schools of architecture in 60 countries.
Daylight in buildings
Africa: “A Million Little Lights” Michali Jameson with Professor Jean Wiid from Greenside Design Centre, College of Design in South Africa
The jury also decided to designate one honourable mention in the category:
Western Europe: “Words to Light – Lucioles [Fireflies]” by Xingyu Chen, Matteo, Giglio, Ghil Meynard, Noëlie Seguet-Pey, Nicolas Salha, Raphaël Pletinckx, Hiba Nasser, and Ghil Meynar with Professor Jean-Luc Capron from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium
Global Winners and the Award Ceremony
Traditionally, the regional winners of the International VELUX Award present their projects live to the jury during the World Architecture Festival and the Global Winners are recognised and celebrated at the Festival’s Gala Dinner.
This year, the World Architecture Festival and the International VELUX Award live event will be postponed until 23-25 June 2021.
For more information, visit the competition website.