Daylight Award honors architecture and research
16.05.2020 l Latest news
On the UNESCO International Day of Light, The Daylight Award announces the 2020 Laureates: Juhai Leiviskä for his architecture, Russell Foster for his research, and exceptionally for this year The Daylight Award is given to Henry Plummer for his Lifetime Achievement
Since 1980, The Daylight Award has recognized prominent practitioners in the fields of daylight in architecture and daylight research.
The award is given every second year by the non-profit, private charitable foundations, VILLUM FONDEN, VELUX FONDEN and VELUX STIFTUNG. Henry Plummer receives the award for lifetime achievement by recording daylight phenomena in his brilliant photography and writing. The extraordinary prize is given only this year, to celebrate the 40 years anniversary of the very first Daylight Award laureate, Jørn Utzon.
“While laureate Russell Foster studies the scientific ground of the impact and significance of light on human behaviour, health and mental life, laureates Juha Leiviskä and Henry Plummer approach the effects and meanings of daylight intuitively through architectural design, photographic expression and verbal mediation of these experiences. Whether elucidating the neural effects of light or invoking the poetic essence of light, the laureates of the 2020 Daylight Award demonstrate to us the power of natural light” states the jury.