OPEN's founding partner Li Hu was invited to be one of the jury members of the 2018 VELUX Award for Students of Architecture, among a group of internationally acclaimed architects including RCR Arquitectes(the 2017 Pritzker Prize winners, Spain), Rick Joy(founder of Rick Joy Architects, USA), Sasa Begovic(founding partner and principal architect of 3LHD architects, Croatia) and Martin Pors Jepsen(vice president of VELUX Innovation Center, Denmark).
The award, given every two years, challenges students of architecture all over the world to explore the theme of daylight and consider its role in our lives as an ever-relevant source of light, life and energy in buildings. Since first launched in 2004, it has grown into what is probably the largest competition of its kind for the architects who will shape the buildings of our future.
The jury members will meet in Copenhagen to evaluate the student projects submitted by 15 June, and will then go on to name the overall and global winners at a live critique session in October 2018.
Check out Li Hu’s interview on the official website of International VELUX Award 2018: http://iva.velux.com/competitions/international-velux-award-2018/posts/the-future-of-architecture-should-be-filled-with-daylight-li-hu-interview