Korean team wins first prize in the 2010 Velux Awards

Three prizes and eight honourable mentions were awarded to the architectural student winners of the International VELUX Awards 2010. Now in its 4th edition, this biennial award recognizes architecture students and their teachers for an innovative project on this year’s theme – the light of tomorrow.


The first prize went to a team from Hanyang University, Seoul, composed of Park Young-Gook, Kim Dae Hyun, Choi Jin Kyu, and Kim Won Ill for their project entitled “Constellation of Light Fields.” The jury appreciated the conceptual strength of this project and the subtle and intriguing way it addresses structural, urban and social issues.


Two second prizes were awarded: to Joe Wu, a Chinese student studying at Delft University of Technology for his project entitled “Landscape Between Gaps” and to Ma Xin, Wang Rui and Yang Meng, all Chinese students studying at Tianjin University’s School of Architecture for their project “Condensation of Variational Sunlight Influences.”


The VELUX International Awards continues to enjoy growing success. This year, 673 projects from

280 schools of architecture in 55 countries were presented to the jury chaired by Magda Mostafa, also the UIA representative. An awards ceremony was held in La Rochelle, France, in the presence of Louise Cox, UIA President.


See the complete results online at http://iva.velux.com/Students_lounge/2010/Winners_2010.