Build for Life 2021: Sustainable construction and indoor well-being

Velux invites you to the digital conference investigating the architecture of the future. November 15-17

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Explore strategies for sustainable construction. Discuss and share ideas on indoor comfort and innovation. Actively address 21st-century climate challenges and work with the construction industry to help create healthier and more sustainable buildings. These are the goals of the Build for Life 2021 digital conference (November 15-17), conceived and organised by the Velux Group.


The event is free and open to all designers. It is an invitation to participate in a global conversation about how buildings can benefit the environment and improve the quality of life of people around the world.


Build For Life will feature more than 90 international speakers, including architects, builders, researchers, engineers and building professionals, who will discuss the impact buildings can have on the environment and the quality of life. The conference will unfold on two simultaneous stages: the Compass stage and the Daylight Symposium stage.


The Compass stage will feature talks on key building topics like quality, modular design, environment, community and health. Each topic will include a live session moderated by Anne Cortzen - architect, graphic designer, entrepreneur and award-winning TV host - with 4/5 guest professionals who will offer their personal insights.


What is the importance of air quality in buildings in a post-pandemic perspective? Why is good design necessary for the sustainability and longevity of buildings? How can contemporary building design support the local context? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed by such speakers as Italian architectural firm Stifter + Bachmann and Austrian architect Juri Troy.


In its 9th year, the Daylight Symposium targets researchers, designers, and practitioners seeking to connect research on natural lighting with practical applications to create increasingly healthy and resilient buildings. More than 40 scholars will come together to answer a fundamental question: How can we bridge research and practice to promote the well-being of people and the planet? Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, professor of architecture at the University of Oregon and director of the Institute for Health in the Built Environment, will moderate the Symposium.


Can we create well-being for people and the planet through building design?

Join the discussion on 21st-century architecture.

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story imageSunlighthouse by Juri Troy architects


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Rifugio Sasso Nero | Schwarzensteinhütte by Stifter + Bachmann


    Sunlighthouse 43


    Pressbaum / Austria / 2010

    Rifugio Sasso Nero | Schwarzensteinhütte 46

    Rifugio Sasso Nero | Schwarzensteinhütte

    Valle Aurina - Ahrntal / Italy / 2018