Currently in its sixth year, the Architecture Drawing Prize continues to celebrate the art of drawing in three categories: hand-drawn, hybrid and digital.
Sir John Soane’s Museum will be exhibiting the prize winners and shortlisted entries for the 2022 Prize, which attracted 138 entries, and a strong majority of hand-drawn entries. As ever, the submissions are from around the world, attesting to the truly international nature of the Prize and the great skill and originality of entrants.
The Architecture Drawing Prize is sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group and is co-curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum and World Architecture Festival (WAF).
Hybrid and overall winner TOP
Michael Ren and Samuel Wen
UC Berkeley, USA and Melbourne School of Design, Australia
Fitzroy Food Institute
2021, hand-drawn elements with Rhinoceros 3D, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
Fitzroy Food Institute explores themes of cultural perception, tradition and globalization. The drawing presents a top-down view of a ‘typically’ Chinese round-table dining setting. Separate presentation drawings – plans, sections, details, perspectives, diagrams and son on – are reimagined into a composite drawing, exploring a dumpling-making process that places itself beyond the kitchen and engages with its greater context.
Samuel Wen and Michael Ren are both Master of Architecture students at the University of Melbourne. The drawing was produced as part of a studio mentored by Samuel Hunter and Danielle Peck. Fitzroy Food Institute focused on designing a dumpling institute that deviated from an orientalist attitude towards Chinese culture, with the tabletop drawing reflecting communal values and cultural heritage.
Digital winner TOP
Anton Markus Pasing
remote controlled studio, Germany
2021-22, Cinema 4D
The Wall breaks free from the conventions of painting urban constellations by showing neither a scale nor a recognizable functional structure. By seeking to remove a beginning and an end, the work references anecdotal collages by the Italian radical design practice Superstudio and experimental urban cityscapes such as View of Kairouan by painter Paul Klee.
Anton Markus Pasing studied at the Munster School of Architecture and the Dusseldorf Art Academy. In 1994, he founded his studio, remote controlled, which researches expansive artistic phenomena in the border area of architecture and the fine arts. He is the recipient of multiple awards and prizes, including the Villa Massimo scholarship in Rome, and currently holds a tenure-track professorship at the Peter Behrens School of Arts at the Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences. Pasing lives and works in Munster and Dusseldorf.
Hand-drawn winner TOP
South China University of Technology, China
The Spirit of Mountain
2022, pencil on paper
This work draws from the history of traditional Chinese painting. Travellers among Mountains and Streams, a large hanging scroll, was originally drawn by Fan Kuan in the Northern Song dynasty. Ye’s drawing offers a contemporary translation of this masterpiece. Its long composition offers a visual depiction of the spatial hierarchy of plants and skyscrapers, whilst also appearing to portray a slice of a mountain range.
A graduate of the China Academy of Fine Arts, Weicheng Ye is currently a postgraduate major in landscape design at South China University of Technology. As designer and artist, Ye is keen on using fast hand drawing and simple elements to express feelings and ideas.
Explore the virtual gallery TOP
This virtual exhibition revisits some of the most impressive and innovative submissions to The Architecture Drawing Prize since its launch in 2017, featuring more than 30 drawings across 12 digital rooms.
Watch the tour below or explore the gallery here.
Exhibition events TOP
During the course of this exhibition, we are delighted to offer a variety of tours and talks inspired by the amazing shortlisted works submitted for this year's Prize. Explore the programme below.
6 February Online panel discussion: The Art of Architectural Drawing and announcement of the Overall Winner of the Prize, 5pm - register to attend
25 February Curator tour with Dr. Erin McKellar and shortlisted artist Ben Johnson, 3 - 4pm - book
21 March Talk with Ken Shuttleworth: 'The Art of Expression - celebrating the power of communication through drawing', 6.30 - 8pm - book
25 March Exhibition tour with Prize judges Langlands and Bell, 3 - 4pm - book
10am - 5pm
Free to visit
Sir John Soane's Museum