Architecture Drawing Prize: Winner Announced


The winner of the Architecture Drawing Prize has been announced, following 166 entries and 38 shortlisted entries from architects, designers and students from around the world.


The winner of the Architecture Drawing Prize has been announced, following 166 entries and 38 shortlisted entries from architects, designers and students from around the world. Sixty percent of shortlisted entrants were aged 30 and under and all entries were spread across three categories: Hybrid images, Digital, and Hand-Drawn.

Momento Mori: a Peckham Hospice Care Home, by Jerome Xin Hao Ng, was the winner of the Hybrid category, and was selected for the top prize over the winners of the other two categories: Deep Water Purgatory, by Christopher Wijatno (Digital) and Scenarios for a Post-Crisis Landscape, by Dimitrios Grozopoulis (Hand-Drawn).

The winning piece, Momento Mori, was created as part of Ng’s final diploma project at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Jeremy Melvin, Curator of the World Architecture Festival, said it was “superbly conceived and executed perspectival view looking down through the building from roof level”. He praised it for its “technical skill and the sensitivity with which it depicted the spaces found in such institutions as settings for multi-generation social interaction”.

Memento Mori: A Peckham Hospice Care Home by architecture student Jerome Xin Hao Ng (UK), winner of
the Architecture Drawing Prize.

Curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum and the World Architecture Festival, the World Architecture prize was created to recognise the continuing importance of hand drawings, as well as embracing the creative use of digital media. For 2017, the Prize was judged by artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell; Narinder Singh Sagoo, Head of Design Communication at Foster and Partners; Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects; Owen Hopkins of the Sir John Soane’s Museum; and Jeremy Melvin of the World Architecture Festival.

Deep Water Purgatory by Christopher Wijatno, winner of the Digital category.

All shortlisted entrants will be displayed at the Architecture Drawing Prize stand during the World Architecture Festival, taking place in Berlin from 15-17th November 2017. Jerome Xin Hao Ng will be presented with an award for Momento Mori at the annual Gala Dinner, which will close the Festival on November 17th. The shortlisted and three winning entries will then be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London from 21 February – 14th April 2018.

Scenarios for a Post-Crisis Landscape by Dimitrios Grozopoulis, winner of the Hand-drawn category.

“In the end three drawings emerged which we felt demonstrated a perfect unity of subject, technique and media,” Prize judge Owen Hopkins said of the winners of the three categories. “The competition has shown that the art of architectural drawing is well and truly alive”.





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