Velux
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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.

Light Scattering Window

Regional Winner Eastern Europe and the Middle East- Daylight in Buildings

The project discuss current solutions for solar shading (curtains, blinds or shutters) and considers the way these solutions can also obscure the view from the window or completely cut off the light. It suggest a new window type; a bottom-hinged frame that opens outwards and with a ‘spray hood’ around it that folds out with the window, thus providing solar shading and glare control while maintaining a good view out. The jury appreciated the very realistic and innovative approach, and were impressed by the sequence of illuminance and luminance studies (daylight levels and potential glare and overheating risks), the simple and informative window detail sketches and main rendering demonstrating the effect on the facades − and selling the idea. For the jury, the project was a convincing winner of the Eastern Europe and Middle East region.

Students: Kamil Glowacki, Marta Sowinska, Lukasz Gaska
Teacher: Magdalena Gyurkovich
School: Politechnika Poznanska