Launch of the sixth edition of The Architecture Drawing Prize


For the sixth time, The Architecture Drawing Prize has been launched to highlight the pictorial side of architecture in its manual, digital, and hybrid forms. This year, the prize in partnership between Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum in London, and the WorldArchitecture Festival (WAF) has the sponsorship of Iris Ceramica Group, and Floornature is the European media partner.

  1. Blog
  2. News
  3. Launch of the sixth edition of The Architecture Drawing Prize

Launch of the sixth edition of The Architecture Drawing Prize For years now, we have witnessed a renewed interest in architectural drawings. From architects' sketches to more elaborate versions, the architectural drawing is a popular tool for conveying a message that goes far beyond the vision of the finished project, typical of the render.
From these reflections, the Architecture Drawing Prizewas born in the spirit of the work of the great architects of the past: from Palladio and John Soane to Le Corbusier and Cedric Price. It aims to be a platform to reflect and explore how drawing continues to advance the art of architecture today. It embraces the creative use of digital tools and digitally produced renderings while recognising the enduring importance of drawing by hand.
Federica Minozzi, CEO of Iris Ceramica Group and judge of the prize comments: "The power of drawing is a kind of marvel. Our hands can perfectly combine the process of design and thought. This simple act makes it possible to move between the worlds of matter and thought bringing to life ideas into something buildable. Hence the importance of the Prize that assumes a prominent role in reflecting architectural creativity".
As part of the larger scope of the WAF, the award is open to all types and forms of drawing: from conceptual to technical or construction drawings, cutaways or perspective views – and anything in between. Entries are welcomed from architects, designers and students from around the world in the following categories: Hand-drawn, Digital, and Hybrid (combining the two).
Submissions across the three categories will be evaluated based on their technical skill, originality of approach and ability to convey an architectural idea. Drawings can be entirely speculative or relate to real projects.
The entry deadline for all submissions is 9 September 2022
The shortlist and winners will be decided in October and then go on display at the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon, from 30 November to 2 December 2022
The Category winners will receive complimentary tickets to the event, which will include a panel discussion featuring a number of the award judges and a gala dinner award presentation ceremony. 
The Overall 2022 Winner will be announced at the preview of The Architecture Drawing Prize exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum, which will run from February 8 to May 7 2023, and feature a selection of winning and shortlisted entries. 
WAF will fund the Overall Winner to attend this preview event London.
This year’s judges are Director of Sir John Soane's Museum, Bruce Boucher; artist Pablo Bronstein; Founder of Lily Jencks Studio, Lily Jencks; artists Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell; Iris Ceramica Group CEO, Federica Minozzi; Senior Partner at Foster + Partners, Narinder Sagoo and Founder of Make Architects, Ken Shuttleworth.  
As website Floornature we are delighted to be, alongside ArchDaily as global media partner, the European media partner of this important award for which Iris Ceramica Group is a sponsor. Further information on the dedicated website: https://worldarchitecturefestival.com/live/en/page/drawing-prize

Christiane Bürklein

The Architecture Drawing Prize
Deadline: 9 September 2022
Find out more: https://worldarchitecturefestival.com/live/en/page/drawing-prize
Images: courtesy of Architecture Drawing Prize