International VELUX Award 2010 - Deadline for Registration Extended

Jan 22, 2010, 02:00 ET from VELUX Group

COPENHAGEN, January 22 /PRNewswire/ --

- The International VELUX Award Extends the Deadline for Registration Until 1 March 2010.

More than 800 students have already registered for participation in the 2010 Award. By extending the deadline from 1 February to 1 March, the organizers wish to give students with semester start at the beginning of February a chance to come back to school and register for the Award. The Award challenges students of architecture worldwide to work with daylight in architecture under the overall theme "Light of Tomorrow".

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The International VELUX Award expects to announce the jury within the next couple of weeks.

The International VELUX Award is organized in cooperation with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE). Students must register before 1 March 2010 to be able to submit their project.

More information and current updates can be found at the Award website:

About The International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture

The International VELUX Award encourages students of architecture to explore the theme of sunlight and daylight in its widest sense to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever relevant source of light and energy. The International VELUX Award is presented every second year to promote and celebrate excellence in completed study works in any scale from small-scale components to large urban contexts or abstract concepts and experimentation. The Award is global and open to any registered student of architecture backed by a teacher from a school of architecture. The total prize money is 30,000 Euro.


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