• Monday , 17 December 2018

VELUX launches competition to recognise most inventive use of roof windows in building projects

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Leading roof window manufacturer VELUX has launched a national competition that celebrates architects and designers for the most inventive and modern use of roof windows in a residential project.

The competition, called The VELUX Roof Window Award, is now open and invites submissions from architects based in the UK and Ireland who can showcase the design, aesthetics and detailing of any completed project that includes a VELUX roof window.

The passion VELUX has for daylight, fresh air and better living environments has led them to run the competition for a second year.

The winner will receive £2,000 in prize money and a VELUX curved glass roof window to use in their next project.

Grant Sneddon, product manager for VELUX said: “The VELUX Roof Window Award is a great opportunity for architects and designers to be recognised for their innovative and imaginative use of daylight achieved through using roof windows to transform a building into something quite special.

“VELUX has a reputation for providing quality products, and this has enabled designers to craft spaces that push the boundaries of design and aid pioneering construction concepts. And it is this commitment to supporting the design and construction industry that has been the driving force behind VELUX extending the competition to across the whole of the UK and Ireland.”

The inaugral award, launched by VELUX for Scottish architects in 2017, saw Stonehaven-based Hyve Architects win the Built catergory with The Gables, an extension and renovation of a period property in the heart of Stonehaven Conservation Area. Mary Arnold-Forster Architects, based in the west coast of Scotland, won the un-built category for their project Sandbank in Iona, a stunning bungalow with four split levels that overlooks the sea to Mull.

For more information on the VELUX Roof Window Award and the opportunity to enter, please follow this link: http://designcompetition.velux.co.uk/

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