The Daylight Award 2020

As you may know, The Daylight Award, organised by the UIA’s long-term partner, The VELUX Foundations, is accepting nominations until 1 November 2019.The Daylight Award includes two categories. Daylight in Architecture is awarded to individuals or a group of architects whose projects showcase unique use of daylight. Special emphasis will be put on architecture that considers the overall quality of human life and its value to society. The Daylight Award for Research will be given to an individual or a group of researchers, whose work puts special emphasis on the effects of daylight on human health, well-being and performance.

The winner in each category will receive a financial compensation of €100,000. For more information on the Daylight Award and its laureates from 2018, please see its YouTube channel.We encourage you to share the call for nominations with your Member Sections in order to obtain expert recommendations of qualified expert candidates with notable experience in daylight research and the unique use of daylight in architecture. 

Do note that self-nominations are discouraged. However, nominations of distinguished architects by their peers are welcome. Send an email to the Special Advisor with the nominee’s name and contact information.The UIA is proud to be able to offer The VELUX Foundations our valuable expertise and global reach in the service of the innovative and prestigious The Daylight Award. We welcome your valuable contributions!
THOMAS VONIERPresident, International Union of Architects