daylight award

The Daylight Award 2022

Submission: September 30, 2021
Registration: September 30, 2021
Language: English
Location: Worldwide
Prizes: €100,000
Type: Open


The Daylight Award honors and supports daylight research and daylight in architecture. It acknowledges and encourages scientific knowledge and practical application of daylight, which interlink disciplines that are usually addressed in separated, monocultural spheres, professional circles or practices.

The Daylight Award strives to raise a holistic understanding of daylight, and increase its positive impact on life.

The Daylight Award is given every second year in two categories; Daylight Research and Daylight in Architecture.

Daylight Research

The Daylight Award for Research is awarded to individuals or smaller groups of scientists who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to internationally recognised daylight research. It acknowledges highly original and influential advances in the areas of natural science, human science or social science, with special emphasis on the effects of daylight on human health, well-being and performance.

Daylight in Architecture

The Daylight Award for Architecture is awarded to one or more architects or other professionals who have distinguished themselves by realising architecture or creating urban environments that showcase unique use of daylight. Special emphasis will be put on architecture that considers the overall quality of life, its impact on human health, well-being and performance, and its value to society.


Each of the laureates receives a €100,000 grant, a formal nomination certificate and a glass medallion with inscription.


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Date: August 24, 2021