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.

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”.

The winners will be presented with their awards during the Gala Dinner at this year's World Architecture Festival.

Friday 2 December
10.00 - 12.50 - International VELUX Award in Crit Room 15


The Regional Winners 2022

Project: 24-Hour Daylight: A Pavilion That Reconnects The City With Light
Category: Daylight In Buildings - Region The Americas
Students: Adrian Paocarima Herrera | Melissa Anabelle Ulcuango Merino | Kevin Daniel Arroyo Males
Teacher: Paul Esteban Paredes Escobar
School: Universidad Central Del Ecuador, Quito
Country: Ecuador

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Project: Aqua Mart
Category: Daylight In Buildings - Region Africa
Students: Elmarie Van Staden
Teacher: Jean Wiid
School: Greenside Design Centre, College Of Design, Johannesburg
Country: South Africa

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Project: Flight
Category: Daylight Investigations - Region Eastern Europe & Middle East
Students: Sajjad Navidi | Mahya Mousavi Sadr | Elham Bahadori
Teacher: Rima Fayaz | Maryam Fakhari
School: University Of Art, Tehran
Country: Iran

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Project: Lighting Up, Neighborhood Hop
Category: Daylight In Buildings - Region Asia & Oceania
Students: Feng Meiyin | Feng Yijun | Zhang Jinru
Teacher: Wang Xin
School: Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing
Country: China

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Project: Limitless Daylighting
Category: Daylight Investigations - Region Africa
Students: Ishimwe Munyandekwe Augustin
Teacher: Dr Josephine Malonza
School: University Of Rwanda - College Of Science And Technology, Kigali-Nyarugenge
Country: Rwanda

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Project: Martian Light
Category: Daylight Investigations - Region The Americas
Students: Gray Burke
Teacher: Yasmine Zeghar Hammoudi
School: University Of Miami
Country: United States Of America

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Project: Solar Hymnal
Category: Daylight Investigations - Region Western Europe
Students: Jaan Gröndahl
Teacher: Janne Järvinen
School: Metropolia University Of Applied Sciences, Helsinki
Country: Finland

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Project: Spotlight Tree: Self-Regulating System In Desert Environment
Category: Daylight In Buildings - Region Western Europe
Students: Zhao Liuxin | Liu Wanchen | Xin Guanbai | Dong Zhenbin
Teacher: Bobby Nisha
School: The University Of Sheffield
Country: United Kingdom

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Project: Tip - Time Indicate Protection
Category: Daylight In Buildings - Region Eastern Europe & Middle East
Students: Zuzanna Sazonow | Aleksandra Pytka
Teacher: Mgr Inż. Arch. Patrycja Kamińska
School: Politechnika Poznańska, Poznań
Country: Poland 

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Project: Under The Three Gorges Project: A Light Ceremony Complished By River Lanterns Underwater
Category: Daylight Investigations - Region Asia & Oceania
Students: Yawen Qiao | Deng Teng | Haoyu Zhang | Shuyang Yan
Teacher: Jun Wang | Huang Xuan
School: Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu
Country: China

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The 2022 Jury