VELUX 4th Daylight Symposium, 4-5 May 2011 in Lausanne

VELUX 4th Daylight Symposium in Lausanne, 4-5 May 2011

Daylight in a human perspective

Dear all,

We are happy to announce the 4th VELUX Daylight Symposium to be held at
the Rolex Learning Center at EPFL ? École Polytechnique Fédérale de
Lausanne on 4 and 5 May 2011. The Rolex Center is designed by the Japanese
practice SANAA, led by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. The building was
inaugurated in May 2010 ? in the same month where SANAA was given the
Pritzker Prize for 2010.

The theme of the 4th symposium will be ?Daylight in a human perspective?
and will specifically focus on the effects of daylight on building
occupants; how are we affected by daylight, and what are the requirements
to achieve good daylit environments? The programme will provide updates on
the scientific progress in the field as well as experiences and viewpoints
from architectural practices.

For the first time, the symposium will introduce an international Academic
Forum for PhD students. The forum will provide a platform for sharing
experience and knowledge in the field of daylighting research. A specific
session reserved for the students will take place prior to the symposium
and make space for individual presentations as well as discussions with
leading experts. All PhD students in the field of daylighting are invited
to join the Academic Forum. Limit date for abstract submission to the
Academic Forum is 15 February 2011.

The previous daylight symposiums - held in Budapest in 2005, in Bilbao in
2007 and in Rotterdam 2009 - brought together participants from research,
education and architectural practices as well as legislators and lighting
designers from all over the world.

A preliminary programme will soon be made available, please visit the for news, updates, as well as registration for the

Hope to see you in May 2011 in Lausanne.

Best regards,

Nicolas Roy
Daylight, Energy and Indoor Climate