The deadline for submissions to take part in the seventh edition of the prestigious The Architecture Drawing Prize is near. The award will be one of the main events of the World Architecture Festival, set to take place in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands, from November 29 to December 1 of this year.
Launched in 2017 in collaboration with Make Architects and Sir John Soane’s Museum, the award aimed at both professionals and students was established to celebrate and showcase the art and skill of architectural drawing. It also represents a unique platform to reflect on the current state of this fundamental practical application of architecture, following in the footsteps of the great masters of the past, from Palladio and John Soane to Le Corbusier and Cedric Price.
Architects, designers and students from all over the world are invited to present their designs, both hand-drawn and digital, in three different categories: Hand-drawn, Digital and Hybrid. The jury will evaluate the entries based on their technical skill, the originality of the approach and the ability to communicate the architectural idea.
Iris Ceramica Group, world leader in the design, production and distribution of high-end ceramic products, is sponsoring the award for the second consecutive year. Federica Minozzi, CEO of the Group, highlighted the importance of the award in reflecting architectural creativity and the desire to experiment, two fundamental aspects for the successful combination of technology and sustainability in contemporary architecture.
Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director and Chairman of The Architecture Drawing Prize Jury, stressed that the award has become one of the highlights of the World Architecture Festival programme, during which a first exhibition of the winning drawings and a special panel with the judges will be held.
The World Architecture Festival (WAF), in fact, is one of the most anticipated events of the year in the world of architecture. The Festival is an opportunity to explore new trends, to learn from the most authoritative voices in the industry and to create connections between professionals from all over the world. During the WAF, prestigious awards will be handed out including: the World Building of the Year, the Landscape of the Year and the Future Project of the Year, as well as the World Interior of the Year, as part of the Inside World Festival of Interiors sister event, chosen among the winning projects of the different competing categories.
The shortlist of architectures selected for the sixteenth edition of the WAF was recently announced and sees the presence of designers from all over the world, as well as renowned international firms such as Foster + Partners, UNStudio, Grimshaw Architects, MAD Architects, WilkinsonEyre, Safdie Architects and Nikken Sekkei. The WAF offers an exceptional opportunity to bring together the protagonists of the world of architecture, from big names to emerging studios, in order to share ideas, innovations and inspiration, bringing to light new and different perspectives on architecture and offering an international platform for innovation.
The World Architecture Festival and The Architecture Drawing Prize are a true celebration of architecture in all its shapes and facets: from physical construction to the designs that make it possible. These events bring together talent and vision, creating an important opportunity for learning, inspiration and connection that will influence the future of the architectural discipline.
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(01) Overall winner and joint Hybrid category winner Flood-responsive landscape performance by Dafni Filippa. Photo Credit: Dafni Filippa
(02-04) The Architecture Drawing Prize exhibition at The Sir John Soane's Museum. Photo Credit: Martina Ferrara
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