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2024 International Velux Award


The International VELUX Award (IVA) is a biennial ideas competition for students of architecture. It invites students from all over the world to create projects investigating the role of daylight in our everyday lives. Endorsed by the UIA since 2004, the theme of each edition is “Light of Tomorrow”. The competition invites students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking. It aims to encourage and challenge students of architecture as well as create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever-relevant source of energy, light and life.

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

The award is open to any registered student of architecture – individual or team – all over the world enrolled during the 2023-2024 academic year. Multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged. Every student or student team must be backed and granted submission by a teacher from a school of architecture.

Registration is free on the VELUX platform.

A total of 30,000 € will be awarded to the prize winners.

The international jury includes the following: 

  • Song Yehao, architect, SUP Atelier of THAD, China - UIA representative.
  • Alberto Veiga, architect, Barozzi Veiga, Spain.
  • Ewa Kuryłowicz, architect, Kuryłowicz & Associates, Poland.
  • Jenni Reuter, architect, Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects, Finland.
  • Kent Holm,  Senior Vice President Brand Marketing, VELUX.


  • Registration opens: 1 September 2023
  • Registration closes: 1 April 2024
  • Submission period opens: 15 April 2024
  • Submission deadline: 30 May 2024
  • Regional winners announcement: Summer 2024
  • Winners announcement and online exhibition: Autumn/Winter 2024

For more information, please visit on Award Brief – Daylight and Architecture website.