Entries for The Architecture Drawing Prize 2022 are now open. The Architecture Drawing Prize – an international initiative of the World Architecture Festival, sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group and in partnership with Make Architects and Sir John Soane’s Museum – is a platform for reflecting on and exploring how drawing continues to advance the art of architecture today. It embraces the creative use of digital tools and digitally produced renderings while recognizing the enduring importance of hand drawing.
In the spirit of work by great architects of the past, from Palladio and John Soane to Le Corbusier and Cedric Price, this prize embraces conceptual, technical or construction drawings, cutaways or perspective views, and welcome works by architects, designers or students from around the world in the Hand-drawn, Digital and Hybrid categories. The winners of this year’s edition – the sixth – will be evaluated by 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.
Entries are open until September 9th, 2022, and the shortlisted+winners will be exhibited at the WAF live event in Lisbon. The Overall 2022 Winner will be announced at the preview of The Architecture Drawing Prize exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum (February 8 – May 7, 2023).
The prize has become an “important fixture and highlight” within the context of the WAF, as its Program Director (and chair of the judging panel) Paul Finch commented, which showcases the best drawings in an appropriate venue such as the Sir John Soane’s Museum – one of UK’s most unusual and significant museums with a continuing and developing commitment to education and creative inspiration. In addition to the relevance of this award in architecture, Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects added: “Drawing is a special tie, a strong common ground between architects and artists”, to which every player involved fully agrees.