I have received the following announcement from The Architectural Review (UK) and a Velux, manufacturers of skylights and blinds:
INTERNATIONAL VELUX AWARD 2014 FOR STUDENTS OF
The VELUX Group challenges students of architecture from all over the world
to explore and investigate daylight in architecture under the overall theme
Light of Tomorrow. With a generous prize fund of 30,000 euros, the International
VELUX Award is open to creative reflections on the role of daylight in
architecture; not just as a design component or external factor, but as a
central issue concerned with shaping architecture and promoting sustainability.
Entrants can freely explore the role of daylight in the built environment,
whether focusing on daylight in urban contexts, in individual buildings, or as a
more abstract concept.
The Award encourages an open-minded dialogue on the nature of the light of
tomorrow based on experimental approaches and imaginative thinking. In
particular, it focuses on the importance of sunlight and daylight in the context
of sustainable development, taking human needs and the rhythms and balances of
nature into account.
This year’s international jury comprises Craig Dykers, founding partner of
Snøhetta; Roísín Heneghan founding partner of Heneghan Peng Architects; Magda
Mostafa, Associate Professor at the American University in Cairo; Catherine
Slessor, Editor of The Architectural Review and Per Arnold Andersen of The VELUX
Registration is now open. Students must register before 3 March 2014 and the
final deadline for submission of entries is 2 May 2014.
See more at: http://iva.velux.com