International Competition Awards Innovative Daylight Concepts

 International Competition Awards Innovative Daylight Concepts 2012Registration deadline: 27 January 2012

Deadline for submissions: 3 February 2012

Open to: architects, artists and other professionals, as well as advanced students from around the world.
Entries should be the work of individuals or project teams.

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The international architectural and design competition” is announced by Danube University Krems for the third time. Till the 27th of January 2012 is the deadline for the free, compulsory registration. Till the 3rd of February 2012 projects that show an innovative use of daylight and highlight its influence on structures of architectural space, can be submitted.

The competition “Daylight Spaces” of Danube University Krems is aimed at architects, artists, planners as well as students dealing with construction-related tasks. The merging of high quality architecture in sustainable building structures should be the primary goal of the projects. A key component is the skillful . Aspects that can be  onsidered are e.g. planningaccording to and with the course of the sun, light penetration or light guidance.

Assessment Criteria for Projects
“We direct our attention especially to architectural examples that show a sensitive, unusual, new or unexpected use of natural light. Thereby the added value of daylight sensitive planning strategies on the usability of spaces should be highlighted”, explains organizer, Gregor Radinger who is program director of of the program “Daylight Architecture” at the Department for Building and Environment.

Submission and Prizes
Building projects can be submitted from now on till the 3rd of February 2012 after a free, compulsory registration by e-mail to elisabetta.meneghini@donau-uni.ac.at till 27th of January 2012. After the public jury meeting on the 28th of February 2012, the presentation of the winning projects takes place in the course of “” at Danube University Krems on the 7th of March 2012. The winners can look forward to an Artist in Residence study visit for one month each in Krems. The prizes include accommodation, € 1,000 grant, travel costs and the use of the light lab of the Department for Building and Environment.
Prize winners from Austria will be invited to take part in the renowned, symposium “Daylight Site” including arrival and departure as well as hotel accommodation. In addition, there is the possibility of using the light lab of the Department for Building and Environment for the duration of one month.

Organization and Partner
“Daylight Spaces” is organized by the Department for Building and Environment of Danube University Krems in cooperation with AIR Artist in Residence Lower Austria, ORTE Architekturnetzwerk Lower Austria and Velux. The organizers want to provide with the competition a platform upon which to raise awareness of planning with natural light.

Program “Daylight Architecture”
The topic “light” as a key aspect of sustainable building is not only highlighted in the course of the competition “Daylight Spaces” and in the research work of the Department for Building and Environment, but also in the university program “Daylight Architecture”. In addition to basic knowledge about physical aspects experts convey technical solutions of daylight und artificial planning as well as findings about the relevance of light for the human wellbeing. The program is offered in German language and starts again in October 2012.

further enquiries:

Dipl.-Ing. Elisabetta Meneghini

Phone: +43 (0)2732 893-2771
Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4650
E-Mail: elisabetta.meneghini@donau-uni.ac.at

Danube University Krems
Department for Building and Environment
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
A-3500 Krems

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:


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