A World Of Architecture Students Is Ready

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              A World of Architecture Students is Ready

HOERSHOLM, May 7 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    - No Fewer Than 2,119 Architecture Students From 484 Schools of

Architecture in 68 Countries Have Signed up for the International VELUX Award

2008 for Students of Architecture 


    The Award wants to encourage 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 theme is "Light of Tomorrow" and there are no demands on choice of

materials or products. 

    It has inspired 2,119 students from 484 schools of architecture in 68

countries to register and they have from now until 18 May to complete their 

project. The winners and honourable mentions will be elected by a jury 

comprising six internationally acclaimed architects and a VELUX 

representative: Hani Rachid (US), Matthias Sauerbruch (Germany), Enrique 

Browne (Chile), Huat Lim (Malaysia), Eva Jiricna (UK), Francis Nordemann 

(France) and Michel Langrand (VELUX). 

    The jury will meet in Turin in June and evaluate all submissions and 

select a winner and a number of honourable mentions. 

    "We are happy and proud to know that so many students registered for the 

Award. It tells us that working with daylight in architecture is truly 

inspiring and we are excited to view the projects", says corporate marketing 

director, Michael K. Rasmussen from VELUX. 

    In 2006, 2,037 students from more than 500 schools in 92 countries signed 

up for the competition. 557 projects from 225 schools in 53 countries were

submitted, twice the number of the 2004 competition. The jury selected 20

winners from 12 countries. 

    Submissions for the International VELUX Award can concern everything from 

building design and new-thinking of the use of daylight in an urban context

to more abstract concepts. They can also concentrate on such aspects as 

aesthetics, functionality and sustainability. 

    The competition is directed at both architect students and their 

teachers. The student projects must be backed by a teacher from a school of

architecture. The total prize money is EUR30.000 and not only the students

but also their teachers will be rewarded. The winner is announced and 

celebrated at an award event taking place in Europe in November 2008. 

    The competition is organised together with the International Union of

Architects (UIA) and the European Association for Architectural Education

(EAAE). Read more at http://www.velux.com/iva and view all submitted  

projects after the jury meeting at the end of June. 


    About VELUX 

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    VELUX creates better living environments with daylight and fresh air 

through the roof. Our product programme contains a wide range of roof windows 

and skylights, along with solutions for flat roofs. In addition, VELUX offers 

many types of decoration and sun screening, roller shutters, installation

products, products for remote control and thermal solar panels for 

installation in roofs. VELUX, which has manufacturing companies in 10 

countries and sales companies in just under 40 countries, is one of the 

strongest brands in the global building materials sector and its products are 

sold in most parts of the world. The VELUX Group has more than 10,000 

employees and is owned by VKR Holding A/S. VKR Holding A/S is a limited 

company wholly owned by foundations and family. For more details, visit 

    To know more contact: Corporate press manager Lone Ellersgaard, 

telephone: 45-16-48-18, e-mail: press@velux.com. VELUX A/S, Aalsdalsvej 

99, DK-2970 Hoersholm, Denmark. 




    /CONTACT:  Lone Ellersgaard, 



               press@velux.com / 

    /Web site:  http://www.velux.com


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