The Best use of Natural Light Shortlist 2022
27 Oct 2022
VELUX has a long history of supporting innovative projects that work consciously with daylight and this continues into today.
The ‘Best Use of Natural Light’ prize is a new category among Special Prizes at the World Architecture Festival established in 2019, supported by VELUX, for the best use of natural light in completed buildings that showcase unique use of a daylighting. Special emphasis will be put on projects that consider the impact on human well-being, performance and joy.
VELUX has partnered with the World Architecture Festival since 2015. Launched in 2008, the World Architecture Festival has been bringing the global architecture community together in different cities around the world for over a decade. Each year the event welcomes thousands of architects, designers, and suppliers to celebrate their achievements, learn from their peers and discover new products and services.
The 2022 shortlist for the ‘Best Use of Natural Light’ prize consists of eight projects all of which are public and semi-public spaces, designed to maximise natural daylight to engage with their surroundings and create dynamic spaces for their visitors. The shortlisted projects will be put before a jury panel and the overall winner selected at the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon taking place in December this year.
The shortlisted projects are:
- Sara Culture Centre by White Arkitekter AB
- University of Warwick Faculty of Arts by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- Jakoba Mulderhuis by Powerhouse Company
- Dobra 55: The Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics building by Kuryłowicz & Associates
- Pingtan Children Library by Condition_Lab
- Paddington Elizabeth Line station by Weston Williamson + Partners
- Agrotopia by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architectuurbureau
- Dining Space at DevaDhare by Play Architecture
Learn more about the projects: World Architecture Festival 2022