The 7th Velux Daylight Symposium will take place May 3 – 4, 2017 in Berlin at the Café Moskau. The symposium theme is “Healthy & Climate Friendly Architecture.” Paper abstracts of 500 words should be submitted by email to: [email protected] no later than Nov. 30, 2016.

Call for papers - 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?

The Scientific Daylight Symposium Committee will review proposals, and submitters will be notified regarding the status of their submission.

The VELUX Daylight Symposiums gather “participants from research, architectural and engineering practices, as well as legislation and lighting design, from all over the world.” Registration information for the 2017 symposium as well as the VELUX Daylight Academic Forum 2017 to be held on May 2 and open to PhD students working in daylight research, can be found at the symposium site: