By the VELUX Group

Four keynote presentations by critically acclaimed architects will be live-streamed from the international forum for daylight and architecture, the Daylight Symposium, to be held for the 7th time, 3-4 May 2017.

Watch LIVE here starting 4 May, 9:10 AM CEST:

This year, the Daylight Symposium features leading international architects who will share ideas, experiences and viewpoints on how daylight matters in architecture.

Here is the LIVE broadcast schedule:


3 May, 9:20 AM CEST

“Daylight as a qualitative aspect and driving element in developing architecture” by Stefan Behnisch

Stefan Behnisch
(Germany), Behnisch Architekten, is an award-winning architect and advocate of sustainable design. He studied philosophy, economics and architecture. Prior to establishing his own practice in 1989, he worked as an architect at Behnisch & Partner, the practice run by his father, Prof. Günter Behnisch. Since 2005, Stefan Behnisch’s firm, Behnisch Architekten, opened offices in Los Angeles (1999-2011), Boston and Munich. In 2007, he received a Global Award for Sustainable Architecture and in 2013 the “Energy Performance + Architecture Award.” He is a member of the BDA, the RIBA, the NCARB and the AIA.


3 May, 2 PM CEST

“Using natural light as a tool for creating a strong architectural narrative” by Omar Gandhi

Omar Gandhi
(Canada), Omar Gandhi Architect, is recognized as one of the world’s top 20 young architects by Wallpaper* Magazine, one of Canada’s 20 most influential people by Monocle Magazine, and as one of 2016’s ‘Emerging Voices’ by The Architectural League of New York, the sessional instructor at his Alma Mater, Dalhousie University, is most definitely leaving his mark on the architecture community.


4 May, 9:10 AM CEST

“Freedom of use” by Anne Lacaton

Anne Lacaton
(France) is an award-winning architect and part of the duo Lacaton & Vassal, having made reuse of existing materials and integration of daylighting in standard construction their signature architecture and adding a social dimension to architectural design.


4 May, 2:20 PM CEST

“Happy people in healthy architecture” by Lone Wiggers

Wiggers (Denmark) architect maa and been partner in C.F. Møller (since 1997), at present with a staff of approx. 325 employees divided between six departments in Aarhus, Aalborg, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and London. She has taken part in a large number of projects with a broadness ranging from housing, domiciles, schools, senior institutions, hospitals, museums to planning and design. The projects have been conducted as sketching, project supervisor and design responsible partner. Recent projects include, the brand new Technical Faculty Building in Odense (Southern University of Denmark), designed by C.F. Møller.

The Daylight Symposium

The theme of the 7th Daylight Symposium is “Healthy & Climate-Friendly Architecture – from knowledge to practice.” It will focus specifically on the use of daylight – to create buildings that promote human health and wellbeing, and minimize the negative impact of man-made structures and activities on climate change. It is crucial that we rethink the way we design our homes, workplaces, schools and cities to address the challenges faced by our lifestyles in modern societies. Speakers from around the world will address new paradigms for architecture and the way we live by using insights derived from lighting, medical and architectural research.

Since 2005, the Daylight Symposium has grown into a leading international forum where architects, researchers and experts meet to exchange knowledge, experience and views on daylight and architecture.

The Daylight Symposium has been held as a biennial event from its launch in Budapest and since then has advanced the dialogue on daylight research and practice through events in Bilbao, Rotterdam, Lausanne, Copenhagen and London.

View the full programme at The Daylight Site.