We are pleased to announce the official programme for the 7th VELUX Daylight Symposium at Café Moskau in Berlin on 3-4 May 2017.

3 MAY 2017

08:30 – 09:00
Arrival and registration

09:00 – 09:20
Official opening by
Michael K. Rasmussen, VELUX Group (DK)

09:20 – 11:00
Keynote – “Daylight as a qualitative aspect and driving element in developing Architecture”
Stefan Behnisch, Behnisch Architekten (DE)

“Superarchitecture: Daylight for Sustainability and Health”
Terri Peters, University of Toronto (CA)

“Daylight Research from Knowledge to Practice: The Tortoise and the Guerrilla”
John Mardaljevic, Loughborough University (UK)

“Using Immersive Virtual Reality in Lighting Research and Practice”
Kynthia Chamilothori, École Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (CH)

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 13:00
“Creative activity-based learning and office environments require a new way of designing daylight”
Jakob Strømann-Andersen, Henning Larsen Architects (DK)

“Characterizing the potential of daylight to fulfil non-visual requirements in the built environment”
Martine Knoop, Technische Universität Berlin (DE)

“Is daylight enough? Taking a holistic human perspective”
Peter Barrett, University of Salford (UK)

“The future is light”
Per Arnold Andersen, VELUX Group (DK)

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:45
Keynote – “Using natural light as a tool for creating a strong architectural narrative”
Omar Gandhi, Omar Gandhi Architect (CA)

“Windows and roof tops for our well-being: their contribution to the value proposal of indoor spaces”
Marc Fontoynont, Aalborg University (DK)

“Healthy and sustainable Buildings with daylight and fresh air”
Johannes Schwörer, Schwörer Group (DE)

“En’Light’en: an exploration of light and sensation”
Laura Johnston, Durham University (UK)

15:45 – 18:00
Breakout sessions (see below)

18:00 – 21:30
Symposium Dinner

3 MAY 2017

In this part of the programme we invite you to join deep dive discussions and presentations. There are several topics to choose from which will run in parallel in different areas of Café Moskau, each identified with a specific number corresponding to the ouline below. You can tune into each session using an audio headset and setting the right audio channel (session number).

1. Urban planning and regulation
How can we find a balance between the need for daylight and densification in modern cities where seven billion people are expected to live in by 2050? Which metrics can be used to evaluate daylight provisions in buildings and how can requirements be addressed in regulation? This session will include the following presentations:

”Daylighting paradox – Evaluation of daylight based on LEED v4 and prEN-17037 Daylight of Buildings”
Anne Iversen, Henning Larsen Architects (DK)
“Daylight levels in existing Swedish buildings as a base for modernized national regulations”
Marie Claude Dubois, Lund University (SE)
”Establishing urban scale daylight assessment in the planning process: a report from the battlefield”
Paul Rogers, BAU (SE)
”Daylight at masterplan stage”
Paula Longato and Alexander Rotsch, Arup (DE)
”Quantitative & qualitative assessment and improvement of visual
comfort in offices”
Laura Thuillier and Daniele Constantini, Saint-Gobain (FR)

2. Daylight metrics and methodologies
What are the potential benefits related to the utilization of direct sunlight? What tools and techniques do we have to prescribe and evaluate daylight provisions in buildings? How can we optimize building design to better meet the needs of occupants? This session will include the following presentations:

”Sunlight as a source of indoor illumination, studies from high latitudes”
Barbara Matusiak, NTNU (NO)
“Designing with daylight”
Paula Esquivias, University of Sevilla (ES)
”Parametric daylight façade optimization methodology”
Alejandro Dieguez, White Architects (SE)
“A comparative gaze responsive comfort evaluation for glare control strategies using gaze behavior analysis and discomfort glare assessment”
Mandana Sarey Khanie, Technical University of Denmark (DK)
”Temporal variability on discomfort glare from daylight”
Michael Kent, University of Nottingham (UK)

3. Using immersive virtual reality in lighting research and practice
Get introduced to virtual reality as a tool for lighting research and practice with hands-on experience of immersive virtual scenes, and provide the research team behind the demo with valuable feedback on the adequacy and usefulness of the suggested method. This session will include the following presentations:

“The potential of virtual reality in the field of lighting”
Kynthia Chamilothori and Siobhan Rockcastle, École Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (CH)
“Creating shared virtual reality experiences to assist decision making in Daylighting”
Marc Fontoynont, Aalborg University (DK)
Christoph Reinhart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

4. Gesunde undnachhaltige Gebäude –von der Theorie zur Praxis
Klimafreundliche Architektur ist von hoher Relevanz in Wissenschaftund Praxis. Jedoch ist es genauso wichtig, dass Gebäude nicht nur energieeffizient sind, sondern Menschen auch gesunde und komfortable Lebens- und Arbeitsräume bieten. Daher stellen sich folgende Schlüsselfragen: Wie können wir nachhaltige und gesunde Gebäude realisieren? Was genau sind gesunde Gebäude? Und wie funktionieren sie in der Praxis? In dieser Session werden Ideen für gesunde und nachhaltige Konzepte präsentiert und diskutiert, die auf den wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen des VELUX Healthy Homes Barometers basieren und wie das in der Praxis umgesetzt werden kann mit dem realen Wohnprojekt des Schwörer Healthy Home. This session will include the following presentations:

Prof. i.R. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Wegener (DE)
Johannes Schwörer, Managing Director of the Schwörer Group (DE)
4 MAY 2017

08:30 – 09:00
Arrival, luggage and coffee

09:00 – 9:10
Recap of Symposium Day 1

09:10 – 10:40
Keynote “Freedom of use”
Anne Lacaton or Jean-Philippe Vassal, Lacaton & Vassal (FR)

“From energy efficiency towards wellbeing – introducing interdisciplinary research for good living”
Astrid Achatz, Fraunhofer-Allianz Bau (DE)

“Daylighting the Millennials”
Christoph Reinhart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

10:40 – 11:10

11:10 – 12:40
“Presentation of The Daylight Award 2016 laureate, Marilyne Andersen”
Charlotte Korsager, VELUX Foundations (DK)

“Dynamics of daylighting inside out”
Marilyne Andersen, École Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (CH)

“Value Creation by Architectural Design – Daylight as a positive driver”
Peter Sattrup, Association of Danish Architectural Firms (DK)

“Daylighting and the Senses: Tactile Design Processes Fostering Biophilia”
Claude Demers, Laval University (CA)

“Twenty-five years of circadian living: a case study”
Dean Hawkes, Darwin College, University of Cambridge (UK)

12:40 – 13:40

13:40 – 15:20
“Light in the Public Realm”
James Carpenter, James Carpenter Design Associates (US)

“Daylight Craft: Reclaiming a culture of carefully crafting architectural details for sustainable daylighting”
Werner Osterhaus, Aarhus University (DK)

Keynote “Happy People in Healthy Architecture”
Lone Wiggers, C.F. Møller (DK)

15:20 – 15:30
Symposium closing
Michael K. Rasmussen, VELUX Group (DK)