VELUX is proud to announce that students from 250 different schools of architecture in 58 different countries submitted projects to the 2018 Edition of the Prize.
The international jury, which met in Copenhagen at the end of June, evaluated more than 600 student projects over the course of two days. They eventually shortlisted 59 projects and selected 9 Regional Winners. The work of the students demonstrated strong, genuine and well-developed ideas.
The winners from the ‘Daylight in Buildings’ category are:
• Western Europe: “Reaching the Light” by Joana Robalo, João Umbelino, Ana Ázar, António Lopes and Miguel Pedro from Universidade de Évora in Portugal
• Eastern Europe and the Middle East: “Light Forms Jugglers” by Anastasia Maslova from Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering in Russia
• The Americas: “Light Liquefaction” by Ziqi Chen, Shuaizhong Wang and Zeyu Liu from University of Virginia in the United States
• Asia and Oceania: “My Dead Relative in the Light” by Qi Wang, Jingkai Chen and Peilin Yin from Qingdao University of Technology in China
• Africa: “Light Pavilion” by Fatai Osundiji and Emmanuel Ayo-loto from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria
The winners from the ‘Daylight Investigations’ category are:
• Western Europe: “Cover to Reveal” by Brice Lemaire, Xiaolan Vandendries and Julien Obedia from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium
• Eastern Europe and the Middle East: “Cloud of the Polar Light” by Anna Borisova and Kamilla Akhmetova from Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering in Russia
• The Americas: “Daylight to Water” by Stephen Baik, Abubakr Bajaman and John Nguyen from University of Toronto in Canada
• Asia and Oceania: “Road to Light” by Yuhan Luo, Di Lan and Yusong Liu from Tianjin University in China
The winners will compete for the title of Global Winner at the World Architecture Festival in November 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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