VELUX Architectural Competition 2022

Show us your ingenuity in using daylight!

Architects, interior architects, and planners from Germany, Austria and Switzerland can present their projects to a renowned jury. Great importance is attached to the targeted positioning of daylight solutions to create an atmospheric room ambience. The prerequisite is that the daylight concept and lighting atmosphere have, at least in part, been implemented using VELUX products.

From 2 November 2021, projects of high architectural quality in which light, space and human play a central role in the design can be submitted. In order to be able to assess the quality of the daylight concept and the light penetration in particular, representative interior photos are advantageous:

Optimal lighting conditions
in the room

GNWA Architekten
© Marcel Rickli

Atmosphere and mood through daylight

Architektur Strobl
© Patricia Weisskirchner

Targeted positioning
of light sources

Schenker Salvi Weber Architekten
© Bengt Stiller

Dynamics and variability of daylight

Smartvoll Architects
© Jörg Seiler

The Jury

Prizes and prize money

The three prize winners will receive a total of 12,000 euros in prize money. The distribution of prize money amongst the individual prize winners shall be at the discretion of the jury. The jury reserves the right to award prizes in recognition of special quality.


  • Start of competition: 2 November 2021*

  • End of competition: 31 January 2022

  • Announcement of winners: June/July 2022

*The competition documents will be accessible at this page from 2 November