International VELUX Award 2022

The next International VELUX Award will take place in 2024

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The International VELUX Award 2022
Regional Winners and Global Winners

A jury of renowned architects has elected 10 regional winners and among them 2 global winners of the International VELUX Award 2022. The winners were elected from over 507 daylight projects submitted by students from 211 different schools of architecture in 63 countries. The International VELUX Award for students of architecture challenges students to explore the theme of daylight – to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light, and life.

Since the regional winners of the competition were announced in July 2022 the students have been awaiting the chance to present their projects to the jury in the final round of the competition. Finally, the jury saw the live presentations and had a chance to ask questions to the teams. Based on the presentations 2 projects were selected as the global winners:

  • Global winner category Daylight in Buildings: TIP: Time Indicate Protection, Poland
  • Global winner category Daylight Investigations: FLight, Iran

You can see the full list of the elected winners and their projects here.

The live presentations and global winner announcement took place at The World Architecture Festival in Lisbon on 02 December 2022.

Get a taste of the International VELUX Award experience

Every second year since 2004, the VELUX Group has invited students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award. The award seeks to challenge the students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking. The aim of the award is to engage with students of architecture about how to use sunlight and daylight as main sources of energy and light and how to ensure health and well-being of the people who live and work in buildings.

The award is global and open to any registered student of architecture backed by a teacher from a school of architecture. The total prize money is up to 30,000 Euro. The jury, comprising internationally renowned architects, will award a number of prize winners and honourable mentions.

The International VELUX Award is a competition for students of architecture that runs every second year. Since the launch in 2004, it has grown into the largest competition of its kind with students from 800 schools, from 130 countries of all continents, submitting more than 6,000 projects on the award theme “Light of Tomorrow”.

International VELUX Award 2022 is arranged in close collaboration with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and acknowledged by the following educational organizations: The European Association for Architectural Education, The American Institute of Architecture Students, the Architectural Research Centers Consortium, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

  • 1 September 2021 Registration opens
  • 1 April 2022 Registration closes
  • 15 April 2022 Deadline for questions
  • 15 April 2022 Submission opens
  • 15 June 2022 Submission deadline; project upload (23:59 UTC-12)
  • June 2022 Jury meeting and evaluation of all submitted projects
  • July 2022 Regional winners announcement
  • December 2022 Winners presentation at the World Architecture Festival