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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.

Ceremonial Room Copenhagen

Regional Winner Western Europe - Daylight in Buildings

The project raises the question “where do you go to celebrate the major turning points in life in a non-religious setting?” Daylight drives the design of the project, employed in three settings: from the west facade, with a layered construction of brick beams and columns; a glass facade and a fabric screen around the central ceremonial, with vertical light shafts; and the movement of the sun in the room, changing with time, day and season.   What the jury found in this project was a very detailed look at a building in which the concept of daylight in the architecture − through form and tectonics – was convincing. The project is exemplary in the way it works with sections and plans. It is beautifully illustrated with delicate hand-made sketches and was carefully tested in a scale model. The project contains all the virtues of a strong idea and excellent execution.  

Students: Eskild Pedersen
Teacher: Anne Beim
School: Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole

IVA 2016 Regional Winner Daylight in Buildings Western Europe Project