The Architecture Drawing Prize (TADP) celebrates and showcases the art and skill of architectural drawing in three categories: hand-drawn, digital and hybrid. Established in 2017 by Make Architects, the Prize has become a leading international platform for discourse around architectural drawing with both shortlisted and winning entries exhibited at Sir John Soane's Museum in London.
ABOUT THE PRIZE
The Architecture Drawing Prize is a collaboration between Make, Sir John Soane’s Museum and the World Architecture Festival (WAF). The annual drawing competition, sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group since 2022, receives entries from around the world across its three categories: hand-drawn, digital and hybrid. Past and present judges include Make founder Ken Shuttleworth, artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, Lily Jencks of Lily Jencks Studio, and Foster + Partners’ head of design communications Narinder Sagoo.
The 2023 winning and shortlisted drawings will be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum from 31 January–3 March, 2024. The overall winner and category winners were also displayed on The Architecture Drawing Prize stand at World Architecture Festival 2023.
Watch the 2023 webinar below with the category winners and judges, including overall winner announcement.
THE 2023 WEBINAR
THE 2023 WINNERS
THE 2022 WINNERS
Overall and Hybrid Category Winner
Fitzroy Food Institute
Samuel Wen and Michael Ren
'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.'
Ken Shuttleworth, founder, Make Architects
Hand-Drawn Category Winner
The Spirit of Mountain
‘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.’
Paul Finch, Director, WAF
Digital Category Winner
Anton Markus Pasing
'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.'
Artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell
Drawing prize archive
During the pandemic, the usual exhibition of drawings couldn’t take place at the Sir John Soane’s Museum. Make Architects, therefore, produced a virtual gallery of all the previous winners to be enjoyed by audiences at any time all across the world.
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