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Daylight Spaces 2014 International Competition

The Department for Building and Environment at the Danube University Krems is currently hosting the Daylight Spaces 2014 International architectural and design competition, to highlight the special importance of natural light on architectural qualities.

The planning, discovery, observation, analysis or evaluation of an efficient way to improve the daylighting of buildings is the topic of the Competition and ought to contribute to the awareness of the designing with daylight.

Architectural interventions on existing and historical buildings and design strategies for optimized natural light entries and high levels of daylight autonomy are in the focus of interests.

Submitted architectural projects should 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 high-lighted.

The following prizes will be awarded as part of Daylight Spaces 2014:

  • For international winners:
    • Accommodation in studio apartments of AIR artist-in-residence Krems
    • 1,000 Euro grant for each study visitor
    • Travel costs from the winners’ residences to Krems and back, provided by the sponsors of the competition.
    • The opportunity to use the Lightlab of the Department for Building and Environment at Danube University Krems throughout the month’s visit.
  • For Austrian winners:
    • Invitation to take part in the renowned, international symposium Daylight 2015 including arrival and departure as well as hotel accommodation (for a max. of two representatives per each winning team). In addition, there is the possibility of using the Lightlab of the Department for Building and Environment for the duration of one month.

Registration to the competition is free and must be completed by 21 August 2014. Submissions can then be delivered by 1 September 2014 – the submissions deadline.