Velux

We're back for 2020!

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.

The award runs every second year and it is one of the most important global student competitions of its kind. The International VELUX Award 2020 is launching now! Prepare your project team, connect with your teacher and get ready for registration in September 2019.

Get ready!

In 2018, more than 600 student teams submitted their projects to the International VELUX Award and in the end, nine regional winners were selected. Get a taste of the IVA experience and see what happened when the winners gathered in Amsterdam at the World Architecture Festival to compete for the global winner title. Read more here



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    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 program 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. 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.