The Architecture Drawing Prize: 2022’s winners announced
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The Architecture Drawing Prize: 2022’s winners announced

The three drawings selected by the jury in the Hand-Drawn, Digital, and Hybrid categories to be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon

The Architecture Drawing Prize: 2022’s winners announced
By Editorial Staff -

This year’s winners of the Architecture Drawing Prize have been announced. An international award that celebrates the art of architectural drawing, it grew out of a partnership between Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, and the World Architecture Festival. Sponsored by Iris Ceramica, the Architecture Drawing Prize was held for the sixth time this year, attracting 138 entries from around the world. Each year, the jury selects winners in three categories: Hand-Drawn, Digital, and Hybrid.

Weicheng Ye won this year’s Hand-Drawn category with The Spirit of Mountain, a pencil drawing that explores the relationship between nature and the built environment. The Overall Winner in 2019, Anton Markus Pasing was awarded first prize in the Digital category with The Wall, an illustration that examines the concepts of beginning and end. Finally, the Hybrid category was won by Samuel Wen with Fitzroy Food Institute, a work that explores the themes of Chinese culture, globalization, and automation.

The winning drawings will be on public display at the World Architecture Festival, to be held in Lisbon from November 30 through December 2, and then featured at the gala dinner on the last evening of the event. The shortlisted entries will be displayed at Sir John Soane’s Museum from February 8 through May 7, 2023. This year’s Overall Winner will be announced at the exhibition preview.


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Paul Finch, Jury Chair and Director of the World Architecture Festival

"The Spirit of Mountain is a drawing of great delicacy which highlights the difference between a tall-building aesthetic, and the possibility of disrupting it in a creative way via the insertion of nature as artistic intervention. A very worthy winner."

The Spirit of Mountain by Weicheng Ye (Hand-drawn Category - winner) Courtesy of The Architecture Drawing Prize


Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, artists and Prize judges

"The Wall fills the view with a golden elevation: expansive and richly complex, it appears both vertical and horizontal, before us and below us, a terrain of construction and sedimented accumulation. It is not a border or a barrier, it is a space itself, a place of habitation, a record of social interaction. The wall is like time, it is history in the making".

The Wall by Anton Markus Pasing (Digital Category - winner) Courtesy of The Architecture Drawing Prize


Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects and one of the Prize judges

"Fitzroy Food Institute stands out for its well-considered and subtle use of colour. It’s a very accessible drawing looking over a shared meal at a table; yet it is full of architectural interest featuring not only a plan, but sections and elevations as well as detail. A conceptually original and genuinely delightful entry".

Fitzroy Food Institute by Samuel Wen (Hybrid Category - winner) Courtesy of The Architecture Drawing Prize


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