by the VELUX Group

Reserve your seat today for the  6th VELUX Daylight Symposium taking place in London on 2-3 September 2015. The participation fee is set to 400€ (200€ for students) covering the two days programme, as well as a symposium dinner and lunches. There is a maximum number of participants set to 350 and we therefore advise an early registration. Click on the link below to access the registration site.

The 6th VELUX Daylight Symposium will be held at Tobacco Dock in London on 2 and 3 September 2015. Built in the early 19th Century as a secure bonded warehouse for the receipt and storage of tobacco from the New World, Tobacco Dock was designed to offer complete security for precious and highly desirable goods. Renovated in October 2012, the generously daylit building complex has become London’s newest event venue.

The theme of the symposium will be “Daylight as a driver of change” and will focus specifically on the challenges faced by today’s 24/7 society; how we live our lives with more than 90% of our daily routines happening indoors, and how it affects our synchronization to nature. How can we ensure that our modern lifestyle is in balance with nature’s daily and seasonal cycles? How can spaces and occupants adapt to changing daily and seasonal conditions? How can architecture and daylight interact to stimulate our senses? How can we rethink our homes, workplaces and public spaces into healthier and more sustainable living environments?

These questions will be addressed and debated with presentations from research as well as experiences and viewpoints from engineering and architectural practices – covering aspects related to the use of daylight and considering people, politics, economy and scale.

Visit the Symposium 2015 page for more information and regular updates about the event. The Call for papers deadline is on 28 February 2015.

Video from the 5th VELUX Daylight Symposium in Copenhagen, 2013.