29 November - 1 December
The Architecture Drawing prize was launched in 2017 by Make Architects , Sir John Soane’s Museum and the World Architecture Festival. The prize, sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group, was established to celebrate and showcase the art and skill of architectural drawing in three categories: hand-drawn, hybrid and digital.
ABOUT THE PRIZE
Established in 2017, the Prize is a collaboration between Make, Sir John Soane’s Museum and the World Architecture Festival. The annual competition, sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group, receives entries from around the world across its three categories: hand-drawn, digital and hybrid. Past and present judges include Ken Shuttleworth, artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, and Foster + Partners’ head of design communication Narinder Sagoo.
In 2022, the prize attracted 138 entries with a strong majority of hand-drawn entries. As in previous years, the submissions have come from architects, designers and students from around the world, attesting to the truly international nature of the Prize and the great skill and originality of entrants. Winning and shortlisted drawings will be displayed at Sir John Soane’s Museum from February 2023.
Entries for 2023 will open in July 2023.
THE 2022 WINNERS
Overall and Hybrid Category Winner
Fitzroy Food Institute
Samuel Wen and Michael Ren
'Fitzroy Food Institute stands out for its well-considered and subtle use of colour. It’s a very accessible drawing looking over a shared meal at a table; yet it is full of architectural interest featuring not only a plan, but sections and elevations as well as detail. A conceptually original and genuinely delightful entry.'
Ken Shuttleworth, founder, Make Architects
Hand-Drawn Category Winner
The Spirit of Mountain
‘This is a drawing of great delicacy which highlights the difference between a tall-building aesthetic, and the possibility of disrupting it in a creative way via the insertion of nature as artistic intervention. A very worthy winner.’
Paul Finch, Director, WAF
Digital Category Winner
Anton Markus Pasing
'The Wall fills the view with a golden elevation: expansive and richly complex, it appears both vertical and horizontal, before us and below us, a terrain of construction and sedimented accumulation. It is not a border or a barrier, it is a space itself, a place of habitation, a record of social interaction. The wall is like time, it is history in the making.'
Artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell
THE 2022 WEBINAR
Drawing prize archive
2021 winners and shortlistTake a look at the 2021 winners and shortlist drawings across three categories, Hand-drawn, Digital and Hybrid.
Watch back the 2021 webinar
Take the first step to winning a prestigious WAF trophy and choose your categories. There are 44 categories across completed buildings, future projects, landscape and interiors.
View the 2020 virtual exhibition
During the pandemic, the usual exhibition of drawings couldn't take place at the Sir John Soane's museum. Make Architects therefore produced a virtual gallery of all the previous winners.
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