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The International Velux Award for students of Architecture

Type: International
Category: Architecture
Subject: Daylight in Architecture
Registration deadline: February 10, 2006
Submission Date: June 5, 2006
Prizes: 20,000
The International Velux Award for students of Architecture wants to inspire students to discuss and work with daylight in architecture. The Award takes place every second year, the first time in 2004.

In 2004, the International Velux Award invited students of architecture from 40 European countries to participate under the overall theme: Light of Tomorrow. 760 students from 194 schools in 34 countries registered. They received 258 projects from 105 schools in 27 countries, confirming the interest in daylight in urban and building contexts among students and tutors at European schools of architecture.

Velux instigated this award as an essential element in the strategy to establish a long term dialogue on daylight in architecture. As an international manufacturer of roof window and skylight systems it is important for Velux to constantly seek and strengthen the relevance of our products within architecture. Its daily business is closely related to building design with focus on people's living and working conditions and, with daylight and fresh air adding quality to people's lives.

The 2006 Award will be open to students of architecture all over the world. The total prize money is 20 000 which will be given to a number of prizewinners and honourable mentions among the students and the associated tutors.

The Award is organised in co-operation with EAAE (European Association for architectural Education) and approved by UIA (International Union of Architects)

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