This year’s judges are Artists Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell; Gary Simmons, main board director at William Hare Group; Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects; Lily Jencks, founder of LilyJencksStudio and JencksSquared; Louise Stewart, curator at Sir John Soane’s Museum; Narinder Sagoo, senior partner at Foster + Partners; Artist, Pablo Bronstein; and Paul Finch, programme director of the World Architecture Festival.
Paul Finch, programme director of the World Architecture Festival, comments: “The universal language of drawing has a special significance in current circumstances and we look forward to celebrating excellence once again.”
The entry deadline for all submissions is 2 October 2020. The winners and shortlist will be decided in late October, and then go on display at a dedicated exhibition at the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London until February 2021. The category winners will each receive a delegate pass to the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon, 2-4 December 2020 and will be invited to participate in an event on the Festival Stage.
Louise Stewart, curator at Sir John Soane’s Museum, adds: “Sir John Soane’s Museum is delighted to host the fourth annual exhibition of works from The Architecture Drawing Prize. The prize highlights the ways in which drawing remains central to architectural practice and is a key driver in the creative process. With its range of digital, hand-drawn and hybrid works, the exhibition will offer a powerful insight to the discipline of architectural drawing today.”
60% percent of the shortlisted entries for 2019 were submitted by entrants who were aged under 30 years old or a student. To encourage this trend into 2020, the organisers will offer a new reduced rate of £24 for all entries by students and those under 30, using the code UNDER30.
Ken Shuttleworth founder of Make Architects, comments: “The Architecture Drawing Prize celebrates the art of drawing and offers a special outlet during this period of social distancing, because it reminds us that drawing is a universal medium that connects us in a meaningful way.”
The third annual Architecture Drawing Prize in 2019 went to architect Anton Markus Pasing with his work entitled ‘City in a box: paradox memories’. Judges commended him for ‘the level of depth, the confidence in composition, the pure symmetry and strong perspective’ which ‘emphasised the simplicity of the notion of the box’. The winner of the second annual Architecture Drawing Prize in 2018 went to Li Han, one of the founding partners of Drawing Architecture Studio in Beijing, for his work entitled ‘The Samsara of Building No. 42 on Dirty Street’. Li Han was praised for challenging preconceptions of digital presentation, creating a modern day Archigram drawing but also a step into the future.
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