The Daylight Award is presented to scientists and architects who have contributed to the knowledge and the use of daylight with a special focus on the connection between theory and practice. The Daylight Award honuors and supports daylight research and the use of daylight in architecture. Daylight affects our health, well-being and the environment, and The Daylight Award has specific emphasis on the interaction between theory and practice.
VILLUM FONDEN, VELUX FONDEN and the VELUX STIFTUNG, three non-profit, private charitable foundations established by Villum Kann Rasmussen, present the Daylight Award of €100,000 to each laureate.
• Jørn Utzon (DK) (1980)
• Henning Larsen (DK) (1987)
• Richard Perez (USA) (2008)
• James Carpenter (USA) (2010)
• Lacaton & Vassal (F) (2011)
The Daylight Award is presented as two awards, one for research and one for architecture.
The award for Daylight research is presented to an individual or a group of researchers who have distinguished themselves by contributing to the international daylight research. The award has special emphasis on interdisciplinarity and research in human well-being and the opportunities to link theory to practice.
The award for Daylight in Architecture is presented to an individual or a group of architects who have distinguished themselves by creating architecture or urban spaces that exhibit a unique use of daylight that shows consideration to the quality of life and the effects on human health, comfort and the value for the surrounding environment.