VELUX Romania rewards the architecture oriented towards light

August 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Posted in General | Leave a comment

VELUX Romania is organizing a contest that rewards the best architecture made in Romania in the last 3 years (2008 – 2010) by architects or designers who have used VELUX products.

Purpose of the contest

The purpose of the contest is to select and reward the best projects that are ingeniously using the attic windows provided by Velux in order to bring light in their design, and also to promote architects and acknowledge their merits. The projects are going to be published afterwards in a contest catalogue and will be used as examples in the VELUX brochures and on www.velux.ro

By promoting its products and their utilization, VELUX Group wants to encourage and contribute to a new type of durable architecture. We would like to draw the attention towards a holistic view – SUSTAINABLE LIVING. The buildings must be designed in order to satisfy basic human needs, increase health and daily well being through natural light and fresh air with a preoccupation for durable energy sources including solar thermal energy.

Participation at the contest

The contest is open to professionals from the architecture field, students and graduates from architecture or interior design. The participants can enter the contest individually or in a team. The participants agree that all the materials sent for the contest can be used in the contest catalogue and other materials printed by Velux Romania, always mentioning the author.

Rewarding of the projects

A prestige jury formed by architects and lighting specialists from Romania will evaluate the projects at the end of September, 2010 and will grant the awards in total value of 12 000 Euros for the 3 sections of the contest:

Attic Rehabilitation Section

Award: 3000 Euros

Special mention: 1000 Euros

Living and working under the roof Section

Award: 3000 Euros

Special mention: 1000 Euros

Raise the roof Section [Building a roof on existing blocks of flats] Section

Award: 3000 Euros

Special mention: 1000 Euros

Members of the jury:

Arch. Eliza Yokina – http://www.syaa.ro
Arch. Şerban Ţigănaş – President of Romanian Order of Architects
Arch. Nicolae Ţaric  –  President of the Order of Architects, Braşov – Covasna –Harghita Branch
Arch. Dragoş Oprea  –  http://www.exhibit.ro
Conf. dr. ing Dorin Beu  – Executive Director of the Center of Lighting Engineering in Cluj-Napoca
Arch. Henrik Norlander Smith  –  VELUX Denmark
Arch. Mădălina Petrescu  –  VELUX Romania

The judging will take place end of September and will decide the winners of the awards for the 3 sections of the contest. The results will be announced during the Awards Gala which will take place on October 2nd in Brasov.

The deadline for contest registration is September 15th, 2010.

More details are available on:

http://www.velux.ro/profesionisti/arhitecti/concurs/default.aspx

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