Produced by the Velux Foundations in Denmark, the Daylight Award aims to raise a holistic understanding of the importance of daylight in research and in practice. Every second year, the award honors a researcher and an architect, and nominations for 2024 are now open.
The Daylight Award honors and supports daylight research and daylight in architecture, both acknowledging and encouraging both scientific knowledge and practical application of daylight.
The Daylight Award for research is awarded to individuals or smaller groups of scientists who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to internationally recognized 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 realizing 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.
The award winner in each category is rewarded with a personal prize of €100,000.
The Daylight Award will actively solicit nominations from organizations, architects, researchers, and other professionals who have an expertise and interest in the field of daylight research and daylight in architecture. Additionally, the Award accepts individual nominations from professionals.
The nominations opened on May 16, 2023, and will be accepted until the end of September 15, 2023. The 2024 laureates will be announced on May 16, 2024.
Click here to learn more and nominate.