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The International VELUX Award is a biennial competition for students of architecture. We challenge students from all over the world to work with daylight as an ever relevant source of light, life and joy. More than 600 student teams have submitted their daylight project to the International VELUX Award, and the jury has elected nine regional winners. See all winning projects here.

Regional winners found among 633 daylight projects!

A jury of renowned architects have elected nine regional winners of the international VELUX Award 2018 after two days of deliberations. The winners were elected from over 600 daylight projects submitted by students from 250 different schools of architecture in 58 countries.

The jury, consisting of internationally respected architects Carme Pigem Barceló founding partner of RCR Architects (ES), Li Hu, founding partner of OPEN architecture (CH), Rick Joy, principal of Rick Joy Architects (US) and Saša Begović, founding partner of 3LHD Architects (HR) and vice president of VELUX Innovation Centre, Martin Pors Jepsen, gathered in Copenhagen for two days in the end of June to evaluate the more than 600 student projects proposing innovative ways of using daylight in architecture.

After a long first day, where the jury reviewed all 633 projects, they arrived at a shortlist of 59 projects. By the end of the second day, five winners who demonstrated strong, genuine and well developed ideas in each of the two award categories; ‘Daylight in Building’ and ‘Daylight Investigations’, five regional winners within the two categories were elected.

The winners from the ‘Daylight in Buildings’ category are:

The winners from the ‘Daylight Investigations’ category are: