The World Architecture Festival, with co-curators Make Architects and the Sir John Soane’s Museum, has announced the winner of the their inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize, established to recognize the “continuing importance of hand drawing, whilst also embracing the creative use of digitally produced renderings.”
From 166 entries from architects, designers and students across the globe, 38 of the best drawings were shortlisted within three categories: Digital, Hand-drawn, and Hybrid. From that list, commendations and a category winner were chosen, with the overall grand prize awarded to the year’s best drawing. Submissions were evaluated on technical skill, originality in approach and ability to convey an architectural idea, whether for a conceptual or actual building project.
This year, the overall winner was Momento Mori: a Peckham Hospice Care Home by Jerome Xin Hao Ng, produced as part of Ng’s final diploma project at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
“[The drawing is] a superbly conceived and executed perspectival view looking down through the building from roof level, praised for its technical skill and the sensitivity with which it depicted the spaces found in such institutions as settings for multi-generation social interaction,” said Jeremy Melvin, Curator of World Architecture Festival (WAF).
The 2017 World Architecture Festival will take place in Berlin from November 15-17. Learn more about the Festival and purchase delegate passes here. Use the discount code ARCHDAILY17 to receive 20% off. An incredible list of speakers including Alison Brooks, Charles Jencks, Pierre de Meuron and Francis Kéré will feature across 3 days from November 15th to 17th at the Arena Berlin, Germany. Conferences, city tours, lectures and critiques of the shortlisted projects from the 2017 WAF awards are among the events scheduled for the festival.
See the winners and shortlisted drawings below.
Hybrid and Overall Winner: Memento Mori: A Peckham Hospice Care Home by Jerome Xin Hao Ng, created whilst studying at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UK
Digital Winner: Deep Water Purgatory by Christopher Wijatno, WOHA, Singapore
Hand-drawn Winner: Scenarios for a Post Crisis Landscape by Dimitrios Grozopoulos, Gillespies, UK
Renovation of Denggao Village by Xinyuan Cao, Mahlum, USA
Publicly Accessible Spaces in St Paul’s Cathedral by Chris Raven, DRDH Architects, UK
Utopia by Ubaldo Occhinegro, Mua Studio, Italy
360 Degrees Panorama of the Dam Square by Elles Middelians, Studio Ellessi, Natherlands
Dead-End 1 by Sergei Tchoban, Tchoban Voss Architekten, Germany
Portuguese Street by Anna Budnikova, Strojproject CB, Russia
100 by Reza Aliabadi, rzlbd, Canada
Knowledge Hub and Community Support Spaces - Studying Seasons and Community Interactions by Emily Seden-Fowler, Scott Brownrigg, UK
Reconstruct with Drawing. Hand drawing for Graphic Analysis by Mariapia Di Lecce, Università degli Studi di Parma - Facoltà di Architettura
Hydrological cluster by Anna Budnikova, Strojproject CB, Russia
Industrial Melanism, by Joel Jones, London Southbank University, UK
Echoessssssss 2 by Sarath Saitongin, Städelschule Architecture Class, Germany
Palmed-Off by Isabel Sandeman
One Thousand and One Nights by Xinran Ma, USA
Macca by Kenta Miyakawa, Nikken Sekkei LTD, Japan
The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom by Victor Moldoveanu, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark
Spatial Cocktails by Reza Aliabadi, rzlbd, Canada
Measured Drawing of School at Winchester College by Robert Cox, ADAM Architecture, UK
Between the Lines by Peter Magyar, Kansas State University, USA
Office Building Rossau Barracks, Vienna, by Martin Zechner, Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH, Austria
More Stories about Ports and Polar Bears: A Future for Churchill, Manitoba, by Evan Taylor, Architecture49 Inc, Canada
S-Museum by Hiromi Yoneyama, Nikken Sekkei Illustration Studio, Japan
Surfaces are solids by Josef Saller, heri&salli, Austria
Archaeologies of the Future by Etienne Bastormagi, Studio Etienne Bas, Lebanon
Abstract and Esoteric Tectonics by Nada AlMulla, American University of Sharjah, UAE
Munich Marienplatz by Anna Budnikova, Strojproject CB, Russia
Lea Valley Super-Farm: Institute of Failed Fruit and Vegetables in London by Bong Yeung, Foster + Partners, Hong Kong
Scaffold Cities by KM Tham, PTW Architects Sydney, Australia
Ambidextrous Architecture by Mohammed Syafiq Hassan Jubri
Noah’s Ark of Reminiscence by Masha Kremer, Bureau Alexander Brodsky, Russia
(Me)aning After the Revolution of Play by Martin Carrillo, Bennington College, USA
rethinking of area by Ivan Karnitckii
Deep Rise by Jollie Cheung, aehstudio, Hong Kong
Estuary Airfield by Laurie Chetwood, Chetwoods, UK
The shortlisted entries will be displayed at the Architecture Drawing Prize stand at the World Architecture Festival, which takes place next month in Berlin from 15-17 November 2018. The winning and shortlisted entries will then go on to be displayed at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London from February 21 – April 14, 2018.
Correction [Oct 27, 2017]: This article originally misattributed the drawing by Emily Seden-Fowler.