The VELUX Daylight Symposium is pleased to announce a call for papers to be presented at the 7th Symposium to be held at Café Moskau in Berlin on 3-4 May 2017.

Papers are called for within, but not limited to, the following categories:

  • Light and human health; how does light/daylight affect human health and wellbeing, considering physical, biological and psychological effects?
  • Architecture for the senses; how can we design buildings that stimulate our senses, follow our human needs and allow us to live in balance with nature?
  • Daylight as a means to rethinking the way we design buildings and urban environments.
  • Living environments; how can daylight impact the way homes are built and renovated, supporting recreational and social activities, recuperation, health and wellbeing?
  • Working environments; how can daylight impact the way offices and public buildings are built or renovated, supporting productivity, performance, satisfaction, health and wellbeing?
  • Learning environments; how can daylight impact the way schools are built or renovated, supporting learning capabilities, social interaction, health and wellbeing?
  • Socioeconomic aspects related to improving daylighting conditions in homes, schools, healthcare and/or offices?
  • Building legislation; what are the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities associated with daylight in building legislation?
  • Sustainability; how can we use daylight to create buildings that have a low impact on the environment, while also providing a high quality of life for the occupants?

Abstracts of 500 words to be submitted by email to before 30 November 2016. The Scientific Daylight Symposium Committee will review your proposal, and submitters will be notified regarding the status of their submission.