Get ready for
IVA 2018

The International VELUX Award for students of architecture challenges students to explore the theme of daylight - to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light and life. The award runs every second year and it is one of the most important global student competitions of its kind. The International VELUX Award 2018 will be kicked-off during spring 2017 – so be ready!

Global Winners Announced!

Redistribution of Light
Daylight in Buildings
Kwang Hoon Lee, Hyuk Sung Kwon,
Yu Min Park (KR)

Light for the Blind
Daylight Investigations
Jiafeng Li, Chenlu Wang, Guiqiang Yao, Jiebei Yang
Lushan Ao, Xiaoqi Chen, Jiawen Li (CN)

The IVA Experience

Regional Winners

Daylight in Buildings

Light Scattering Window


Student: Kamil Glowacki, Marta Sowinska, Lukasz Gaska

Teacher: Magdalena Gyurkovich

School: Politechnika Poznanska

Country: Poland

Region: Eastern Europe and the Middle East


Ceremonial Room Copenhagen


Student: Eskild Pedersen

Teacher: Anne Beim

School: Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole

Country: Denmark

Region: Western Europe


Shelter. Light


Student: AbdulFatah Osundiji, Emmanuel Ayoloto

Teacher: Mr Babajide Onabanjo

School: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Country: Nigeria

Region: Africa


Redistribution Of Light


Student: Kwang Hoon Lee, Hyuk Sung Kwon, Yu Min Park

Teacher: Se Jin Kim

School: Korea University

Country: Korea, Republic of

Region: Asia + Oceania


"NO PARKING ... LET THERE BE LIGHT! re imagining a parking building in the historic district of the city


Student: Enzo Piero Vergara Vaccia

Teacher: Oscar Godoy

School: Universidad Central de Chile

Country: Chile

Region: The Americas


Daylight Investigations

A quenchless light. Augmented market. Concept of the self-sustaining shopping plaza


Student: Anna Andronova

Teacher: Ilnar Akhtiamov

School: Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering

Country: Russian Federation

Region: Eastern Europe and the Middle East


Hammershøi's Grammar - A study of an artist’s perception and representation of Nordic light


Student: Nicholas Shurey

Teacher: Katja Bülow, Susanne Eeg

School: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Country: Denmark

Region: Western Europe


Automated Blind Study


Student: Amir Nezamdoost, Alen Mahic, Malak Modaresnezhad

Teacher: Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

School: University of Idaho

Country: United States

Region: The Americas


Light and Shadow


Student: Ahmed Zorgui, Ala Eddin Noumi

School: École nationale d'architecture et d'urbanisme

Country: Tunisia

Region: Africa


Light For The Blind


Student: Jiafeng Li, Chenlu Wang, Guiqiang Yao, Jiebei Yang, Lushan Ao, Xiaoqi Chen, Jiawen Li

Teacher: Mingjian Huang

School: China Academyof Art

Country: China

Region: Asia + Oceania


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The jury

All award entries for the International VELUX Award 2016 were reviewed by an international jury. The jury is comprised of internationally renowned architects and architectual media, including representatives from UIA, and represents different cultural backgrounds, nationalities, and approaches to architecture.

Omar Gandhi (CA)
Omar Gandhi Architect

Christine Murray (UK)
Architectural Review

Zbigniew Reszka (PL)
ARCHDECO architecture

Francesco Veenstra (NL)

Per Arnold Andersen (DK)

Collaboration partners

International VELUX Award 2016 is organized in collaboration with the International Union of Architects, World Architecture Festival 2016 and The Architectural Review.