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The 2023 Architecture Drawing Prize: Winners Annouced

The three drawings selected by the jury in the Hand-drawn, Digital, and Hybrid categories to be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, from November 30 to December 1

The 2023 Architecture Drawing Prize Winners Announced
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Iris Ceramica Group has participated in the project

The jury of The Architecture Drawing Prize, which celebrates the art of architectural drawing, has named this year's winners in the three categories under the award: Hand-drawn Category, Digital Category, for drawings developed with digital technologies, and Hybrid Category, dedicated to mixed works.

Born from a partnership between Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum in London, and the World Architecture Festival, The Architecture Drawing Prize is sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group. Currently in its seventh year, in 2023 the prize saw the participation of nearly 250 drawings from around the world, most of which, as in previous years, fall into the hand-drawn category.

The winning drawings will be exhibited during the final event of the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, from November 29 to December 1, 2023. Later, both winning and shortlisted drawings will be on display at Sir John Soane's Museum in London from January 31 to March 14, 2024. The Overall Winner of The Architecture Drawing Prize will be announced ahead of the exhibition as part of a webinar hosted by Sir John Soane’s Museum on January 29 at 5 pm.

 

Hand-drawn Category winner

The 2023 winner of the hand-drawn category is Grundtvig by Ben Johnson. The ink drawing is inspired by the 1920s Grundtvig Church in Copenhagen made using six million bricks.

Grundtvig by Ben Johnson (Hand-drawn Category - winner) Courtesy of The Architecture Drawing Prize
 

“As a jury we are inspired by Ben Johnson’s work and the way he has created a compelling art form from hand-drawings of buildings. The execution of the Grundtvig Church drawing is so controlled and precise that it becomes a meaningful expression of how Ben experiences architecture”.
Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects and jury member

 

Digital Category winner

The 2023 winner of the Digital Category is The Archatographic Map of the Incomplete Landscape on Pedra Branca by Eugene Tan. The drawing explores the vulnerability of our planet, more specifically in Singapore.

The Archatographic Map of the Incomplete Landscape on Pedra Branca by Eugene Tan (Digital Category - winner) Courtesy of The Architecture Drawing Prize
 

“This beautiful, skilful and complex drawing expands the usual range of representational possibilities offered by maps. Through this drawing, Pedra Branca, a tiny outlying island of the archipelago becomes a signifier for the limited land supply of Singapore, and its fragile ecology within the complex geo-political environment of the South China Sea”.
Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, artists and jury members

 

Hybrid Category winner

The 2023 winner of the Hybrid Category is (Re)membering the See Monster by Eldry John Infante. It renders the transformation of a defunct oil platform and welcomes discussions that go beyond a structure’s physicality.

(Re)membering the See Monster by Eldry John  (Hybrid Category - winner) Courtesy of The Architecture Drawing Prize
 

“We were impressed by this skilful and detailed drawing which has been digitally manipulated to create a very dynamic and varied composition. One of the drawing’s particular strengths is the way in which it uses a variety of visual languages, all of which convey information about how buildings work”.
Louise Stewart, Head of Exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum and jury member

 

>>> Discover also The 2022 Architecture Drawing Prize winners

 

 

The 2023 Architecture Drawing Prize jury

  • Paul Finch, Director of World Architecture Festival (Chair of Jury)
  • Nikki Bell and Ben Langlands, Artists
  • Pablo Bronstein, Artist
  • Lily Jencks, Co-founder of Lily Jencks Studio, Jencks Squared
  • Federica Minozzi, CEO of Iris Ceramica Group
  • Narinder Sagoo, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners
  • Ken Shuttleworth, Founder of Make Architects
  • Louise Stewart, Head of Exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum

 

All images courtesy of The Architecture Drawing Prize

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