International VELUX Award 2022 is open for registrations!

Submission: June 15, 2022
Registration: April 01, 2022
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes:  €30.000
Type: Student Competition



VELUX Group invites the students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award competition on the theme “Light of Tomorrow”. The 2022 competition is the 10th edition, which so far has received thousands of exciting daylight projects from more than 5000 students of architecture around the world. The award invites students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking. The aim of the award is to encourage and challenge students of architecture, and to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever-relevant source of energy, light and life.

Since the International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture was first launched in 2004, it has grown into what is probably the largest competition for students of architecture, the architects who will shape the buildings of our future.

The student teams will work on their projects in one of the two categories: ‘Daylight in buildings’ or ‘Daylight investigations’.

For the participation in the competition, first step for students is registration with an e-mail address and a phone number. The students are then encouraged to gather their team, connect with the teacher and start developing their project already during the registration phase. In this way, students can have several months to develop their ideas into innovative and out-of-the-box daylight projects.

The key dates

1 September 2021 Registration opens
01 April 2022 Registration closes; submission period opens
15 April 2022 Deadline for questions
15 June 2022 Submission deadline; project upload
July 2022 Jury meeting and announcement of Regional Winners
December 2022 Regional Winners present to the jury at the World Architecture Festival


A source of inspiration

The International VELUX Award competition is part of the Daylight & Architecture community initiated by VELUX. Rounding up a unique content created by architects, journalist and researchers, the website www.daylightandarchitecture.com brings rich library of filmed lectures, daylight talks, and articles.

These are especially valuable for students of architecture joining the International VELUX Award competition, for finding inspiration and expanding their understanding of the importance of daylight for the life on Earth.

The Jury Panel

  • Fuensanta Nieto is a founding partner of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and a professor at the Universidad Europea de Madrid.
  • John Ronan FAIA, is an American architect and Founding Principal of John Ronan Architects in Chicago.
  • Anupama Kundoo is currently Professor at Potsdam School of Architecture, Germany.
  • Rainer Hoffman is a German architect, a founding partner of bogevischs buero Munich, which he established together with Ritz Ritzer.
  • Martin Løkke, from Denmark, is Vice President of VELUX Innovation Center.

About International VELUX Award

The overall theme of the International VELUX Award 2020 for Students of Architecture is “Light of Tomorrow.” Launched in 2004, and held biennially, the award seeks to challenge the future of daylight in the built environment by inspiring creative explorations on the themes of daylight in buildings and daylight investigations from the world’s leading future architects.

The Award is organized in close collaboration with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and is acknowledged by the following educational organizations; The European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<

Date: November 15, 2021