VELUX Architectural Competition 2024/25

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Daylight shapes rooms and inspires people. This makes it one of the most powerful tools in architecture. To honor this significance, the VELUX Architecture Competition 2024/25 is awarding prizes to the best daylight solutions in buildings from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The prerequisite is a convincing daylight concept, among other things* through the use of VELUX lighting solutions such as roof windows, roof window combinations or flat roof windows.

*in combination with lighting solutions in the façade and structural measures

Atmosphere and mood

© Kasia Jackowska

Positioning of light sources

STROBL Architektur
© Patricia Weisskirchner

Optimal lighting conditions

Dietrich l Untertrifaller Architekten | © Adam Mork

Dynamics and variability

Melk Nigg Architects
© Kasia Jackowska

Prizes and prize money

A total of 12,000 euros in prize money has been announced for the three award winners. The distribution of the prize money among the individual winners is the responsibility of the jury. The jury reserves the right to award recognitions of special quality.


  • Start of competition: 1 June 2024
  • Competition ends: 28 February 2025
  • Jury meeting: March 2025
  • Award ceremony: May/June 2025
  • Online Documentation: July 2025

The Jury 2025

We are currently in talks with another 2 jury members and will present them as soon as possible!

Chris Schroeer Heiermann, Architect Cologne

Chris Schroeer-Heiermann studied architecture in Eugene and Copenhagen. Since 2000 he has been running his own architectural office in Cologne, with which he mainly designs single-family and multi-family houses, residential and commercial buildings.

Jakob Schoof, DETAIL

He graduated in architecture from the University of Karlsruhe in 2000 and joined Detail in 2009. For 20 years, the deputy editor-in-chief of Detail has been involved in the media communication of architecture.

Christian Krüger, VELUX Germany

After training as a carpenter in East Westphalia, he studied architecture at the Technical University of Braunschweig. Since 2010, he has been leading the architecture team at VELUX Germany.

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