- 2022 Architecture Drawing Prize: 5 more weeks to enter
As we celebrate the summer holidays in the northern hemisphere, allow us to remind anyone wishing to enter this prestigious contest of what they need to know, and take a look at the winners of the first edition, held in 2017.
The contest is open to architects, designers and students the world over and celebrates the importance of drawing as a tool for capturing and representing architectural ideas. Entrants can enter their own drawings, completed within the past 18 months, in three categories: hand drawing, digital drawing and hybrid drawing. Anyone who works for the same organisation as one of the judges cannot enter the contest.
The jury of this year’s contest includes, along with Sir John Soane Museum Director Bruce Boucher: artist Pablo Bronstein; Lily Jencks, founder of Lily Jencks Studio; artists Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell; Narinder Sagoo, Senior Partner in Foster + Partners; Make Architects founder Ken Shuttleworth, and Iris Ceramica Group CEO Federica Minozzi. Together, they will examine entries for technical skill, meaning the drawing’s ability to convey a design idea, whether it be a general concept or a specific proposal; the originality of the approach; the quality of the drawing, independently of the project it represents (built, unbuilt or purely theoretical), and, lastly, the extent to which the drawing is part of a proposal about architecture, rather than simply representing it.
It’s important to know that from February to May of 2023 the finalists’ original drawings will be on exhibit in Sir John Soane's Museum, available to The Architecture Drawing Prize team for viewing. The winning drawings will then be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon 31 November through 2 December 2022.
Let’s take a look at the winners of the first edition of this prestigious award for architectural drawing.
166 competitors entered the first competition in 2017. The Grand Prize was awarded to the top-placing project in the Hybrid Images category, Jerome Xin Hao Ng’s Moment Mori: Peckham Hospice Care Home. Conceived and designed as a perspective view of the building from rooftop level, the drawing was praised for the technical skill and the sensitivity with which the spaces inside the institutions are represented as places where different generations can interact. The drawing was created as Ng’s final diploma project at Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London.
The other two winners, in the Digital and Hand Drawn categories respectively, were Christopher Wijatno with Deepwater Purgatory and Dimitrios Grozopoulis with Scenarios for a Post-Crisis Landscape.
Wijatno depicted a prison moored like an offshore oil rig, which the judges say evokes Piranesi and Dante. Grozopoulis’s drawing was praised for its obsession with quality, superior to that of most images of post-industrial landscapes, in that it was created with outstanding control of line.
We’re very curious to see what the entries in the 2022 contest will be like!
If you’re interested in participating, you have until September 9 to upload your work to the internet site.
Images: see captions - courtesy of The Architectural Drawing Prize
2017_ADP_Christopher Wijatno_Deep Water Purgatory
2017_ADP_Dimitris Grozopoulos_Scenarios for a Post-Crisis Landscape
2017_ADP_Jerome Xin Hao Ng_Memento Mor_ A Peckham Hospice Care Home
2021_ADP_Antonio Paoletti_Reconfiguring Addis Ababas Narratives
2021_ADP_Dafni Filippa_Flood-responsive landscape performance