The International VELUX Award is a competition for students of architecture that runs every second year. We challenge students from all over the world to work with daylight as an ever relevant source of light, life and joy. The award is one of the most important global student competitions of its kind.

Submission is closed. The regional winners will be announced in August.

  • RegisterRegister from 1 September 2019 to 15 April 2020
  • DesignCreate your project with your team and teacher
  • SubmitSubmit from 15 April to 15 June 2020
  • JuryJury announcing regional winners in August 2020
  • WinnersRegional winners present to the jury in December 2020

International VELUX Award 2020

Thanks to all students and teachers participating! The jury reviewed close to 600 daylight projects from all over the world. The regional winners will be announced in August 2020.

The jury

All award entries for the International VELUX Award 2020 will be reviewed by an international jury comprised of renowned architects including representatives from UIA, and represents different cultural backgrounds, nationalities, and approaches to architecture.

Odile Decq

Odile Decq
Studio Odile Decq

Sebastian Adamo

Sebastián Adamo

Nora Demeter

Nóra Demeter
Demeter Design Studio

Juri Troy

Juri Troy
Juri Troy Architects

Martin Pors Jensen 2020

Martin Pors Jepsen


    Collaboration partners

    International VELUX Award 2020 is arranged in close collaboration with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and regional winners will be presented as part of the programme at the World Architecture Festival in December 2020.

    International VELUX Award 2020 is acknowledged by the following educational organizations: The European Association for Architectural Education, The American Institute of Architecture Students, the Architectural Research Centers Consortium, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

    Terms & Conditions

    By entering the International VELUX Award registration site, and your personal account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer; moreover, you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.

    By entering the International VELUX Award, the participants accept that the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the organiser – the VELUX Group – may publish and disseminate the submitted projects and photos of the participants in analogue and digital form, including all names of team members, teachers and schools.

    Privacy statement

    When signing up for International VELUX Award, the VELUX Group will collect names and email addresses for all participating students and teachers. By registering, you also agree to receive a newsletter. The information will be kept for 24 months until the next edition of the award. The data will be shared with the company Sqore, who is operating the website. You can read more about the VELUX Group’s privacy policy here.