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  3. Steven Holl Wins 2016 Daylight Award in Architecture

Steven Holl Wins 2016 Daylight Award in Architecture

Steven Holl Wins 2016 Daylight Award in Architecture
Steven Holl Wins 2016 Daylight Award in Architecture , Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Image © Petri Virtanen
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Image © Petri Virtanen

Steven Holl has been awarded the 2016 Daylight Award in Architecture, which honors architects “who have distinguished themselves by realizing architecture or creating urban environments that showcase a unique use of daylight, for the benefit of overall quality of life, its impact on human health, well-being and performance, and its value to society.” 

Copenhagen Gateway. Image © Stevn Holl Architects
Copenhagen Gateway. Image © Stevn Holl Architects

Organized by non-profit, private charitable foundations Villum Fonden, Velux Fonden, and Velux Stiftung, the award puts specific emphasis on the interrelation of theory and practice.

© Sifang Art Museum
© Sifang Art Museum

I am deeply honored to have been selected as the laureate for Daylight in Architecture, said Holl. Space is oblivion without light. A building speaks through the silence of perception orchestrated by light. Luminosity is as integral to its spatial experience as porosity is integral to urban experience.

Shenzhen Art Museum and Library. Image © Stevn Holl Architects
Shenzhen Art Museum and Library. Image © Stevn Holl Architects

Past recipients of the award include Jørn Utzon, Henning Larsen, and Peter Zumthor.

News via Steven Holl Architects. 

Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Steven Holl Wins 2016 Daylight Award in Architecture " 20 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/795468/steven-holl-wins-2016-daylight-award-in-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Image © Petri Virtanen

Steven Holl 赢得2016年建筑日光奖