The Architecture Drawing Prize has announced its three category winners for the 2022 edition of the award, now in its sixth year and co-curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and World Architecture Festival (WAF).
"This event has become a showcase for the best in contemporary draughtsmanship across media, which remains central to architectural practice today, and the Soane Museum is an appropriate venue for exhibiting both the winning and commended drawings," Bruce Boucher, the museum's director, said in a statement.
A total of 138 entries were considered for this year’s prize, which was judged by Boucher, Foster + Partners Senior Partner Narinder Sagoo, artists Nikki Bell and Ben Langlands, Jury Chair and WAF Director Paul Finch, Make founder Ken Shuttleworth, and three others.
The museum will host an exhibition featuring the category winners from February 2nd to May 7th. An overall winner will be announced during the exhibition’s preview.
Winner: The Wall by Anton Markus Pasing
Jury comments: “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."
Winner: The Spirit of Mountain by Weicheng Ye
Jury comments: “This 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."
Winner: Fitzroy Food Institute by Samuel Wen and Michael Ren (cover image)
Jury comments: “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."
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