Attic conversion in Kassel by Lukas Droste Architekten / HHS Planer + Architekten, 1st prize in the VELUX Architects' Competition 2015

Under a single roof

Light.Space.Human. (Licht.Raum.Mensch.) – Under this name the window manufacturer VELUX is launching its eleventh architectural competition this year. Apply now through 31 March!

Good when houses are filled to the brim with life. This of course requires that the upper rooms also offer comfort, daylight and good ventilation. After a three-year break, the VELUX architects' competition “Licht.Raum.Mensch.” is once again looking for the most brilliant architectural designs that include the attic as living space.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2019. The competition is open to architects, interior designers and planners who have been involved in current construction projects with special ideas on the topics of daylight, air and room quality. A requirement for submission is that VELUX products such as roof windows, flat roof windows, “VELUX Modular Skylights” or sun protection and control systems have been installed in the projects. In addition, these design criterias are primarily important: the quality and originality of the designs, for example, as well as the special staging of the light from above.

Conversion of a family house in Stuttgart by Frey Architekten, 1st Prize and Newcomer Prize in the VELUX Architects' Competition 2013

As a prize, VELUX offers a total prize money of 12,000 Euros. In addition, both the award-winning and the nominated projects are communicated in the architecture magazine DETAIL (online) and in the magazine Wohnglück. A printed documentation will be published as a supplement to DETAIL. And also Stylepark will present the three winning designs in the magazine.

The Jury
Once again this year, the jury will include renowned representatives from the fields of architecture, media and business: Alongside the architect Lukas Droste, whose Kassel office Lukas Droste Architekten won first prize in the previous VELUX architectural competition, Friedrich Passler from AllesWirdGut Architekten (Vienna/Munich) and Hanns Ziegler from Staab Architekten (Berlin) will decide on the best projects of the year. Together with them, Jakob Schoof (Deputy Editor-in-Chief DETAIL) and Andreas Förstel (Editor-in-Chief Wohnglück) as well as Clemens Tropp (Tropp Lighting Design) and Julia Brick (VELUX Germany) the submissions will be judged. (mh)

Church in Platendorf, Germany, by Ulrich Arndt, 1st prize in the VELUX Architects' Competition 2012