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WAF 2022 Architectural Drawing Award

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Open to architects, designers, and students, the anonymous competition calls for quality work in three categories: hand drawing, digital imagery, and hybrids of the two. Supporters include Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum and the Iris Ceramica Group.

Winners and finalists will be featured at the exhibition at the WAF in Lisbon from November 30th to December 2nd, 2022. Each overall winner of the 2022 Architecture Drawing Prize will receive a complimentary WAF Delegate Pass and an invitation to the Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony. From February 8th to May 7th next year, he will announce one overall winner at a special preview of the Architecture Drawing Prize exhibition at the Sir John Sohn Museum.

Bruce Boucher, Director of the Sir John Soane Museum, said: The event will serve as a showcase for the best of contemporary drafting techniques across media that remain central to architectural practice today, making the Soane Museum a fitting venue to display both award-winning and award-winning drawings. ”

Make founder Ken Shuttleworth said: Our studio’s role in facilitating drawing is an important way to explain and celebrate the design process while continuing to explore what makes architecture so special.

Federica Minocchi, Chief Executive Officer of the Iris Ceramica Group, said: Our hands are perfectly capable of combining design and thought processes. This simple act allows us to move between the material and thought worlds, turning ideas into constructable things. Hence the importance of awards that play an important role in reflecting architectural creativity.

The Architectural Drawing Award was established in 2017 and is now in its sixth year. Entries will be judged on technical skill, successful communication of design ideas, originality, quality of drawings, and architectural proposals.

Last year’s overall winner Fluid Strada: Landscape performance in response to flooding – Hybrid drawing combining different rendering techniques – Submitted by Dafni Filippa. The 2020 winner was Anton Marx Pursing. City in a Box: Memories of a Paradox The judges praised its “depth of level, confidence in composition, sheer symmetry and strong perspective”.

The 2018 second annual Architecture Drawing Prize went to Li Han, one of the founding partners of Beijing’s Drawing Architecture Studio. Samsara in Building No.42 on Dirty StreetThe first award winner of 2017 went to Jerome Sing Haong. Memento Mori: Peckham Hospice Care Homewas praised for its technical skill and the way it displayed a multi-generational social interaction setting.

This year’s jury includes artist Pablo Bronstein. Lily Jenks, founder of Lily Jenks Studio. His Narinder Sagoo, senior at Foster + Partners, his partner and artist Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell. The application fee is £99 or £49 for students and under 30.

The deadline for submissions is September 9th, and the winners and shortlist will be announced in October.

How to apply

For more information visit the contest website