The international architectural and design competition “Daylight Spaces 2010” is announced by Danube University Krems for the second time. Till the 26th of April projects that show an innovative use of daylight and highlight its influence on structures of architectural space, can be submitted. The focus in research and teaching of the university lies on light concepts and the use of natural light in the field of sustainable building.
The competition “Daylight Spaces” of Danube University Krems is aimed at architects, artists, planners as well as students dealing with construction-related tasks. The merging of high quality architecture in sustainable building structures should be the primary goal of the projects. A key component is the skillful use of natural light.
Assessment Criteria for Projects
“We direct our attention especially to the consideration of sustainability, design quality, user needs and positive effects on the environment. The merging of modern architecture with sustainable building structures, as well as the skilful use of natural light are primary goals of the teaching and research work at our department and those should be pursued in the submitted projects as well”, explains organizer and jury member, Gregor Radinger who is program director of of the new program “Daylight Architecture” at the Department for Building and Environment.
Submission and Prizes
Building projects can be submitted from now on till the 26th of April. After the public jury meeting on the 3rd of May, the presentation of the two winning projects take place in the course of “Architekturtage 2010” at Danube University Krems on the 28th of May. The winners can look forward to an Artist in Residence study visit for one month each in Krems. The prizes include accommodation, € 1 000,- grant, travel costs and the use of the lightlab of the Department for Building and Environment.
Organization and Partner
“Daylight Spaces” is oranized by the Department for Building and Environment of Danube University Krems in cooperation with AIR Artist in Residence Lower Austria, ORTE Architekturnetzwerk Lower Austria, Eckelt Glas GmbH and Velux. The organizers want to provide with the competition a platform upon which to raise awareness of planning with natural light.
Further information : http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/dbu/daylightspaces