Announcing the winners of the 2019 Architecture Drawing Prize

Announcing the winners of the 2019 Architecture Drawing Prize

Ranging from hand-crafted work, to digital pieces and contemporary hybrid visions, the winners of the annual Architecture Drawing Prize have just been announced

In today’s world, dominated by digital representation and increasingly life-like renders, the annual Architecture Drawing Prize is a refreshing celebration of the age-old art of architectural drawing. Curated this year by the World Architecture Festival (WAF), Sir John Soane’s Museum and Make Architects, the award has just announced its 2019 winners in Amsterdam.

In the three winning categories, hand drawing, digital drawing and hybrid works, the winners, respectively, were Anna Heringer of German architectural practice Studio Anna Heringer for ‘Masterplan Rudrapur, Bangladesh’; German born architect Anton Markus Pasing with his work ‘City in a box: paradox memories’; and Jerome Xin Hao Ng, student at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London for ‘Metabolist of a Dementia Nation’.

Masterplan Rudrapur, Bangladesh
Hand-drawn winner 2019: ‘Masterplan Rudrapur, Bangladesh’ by Studio Anna Heringer 

Pasing also scooped the overall prize, stating: ‘I prefer the digital method for creating my work, because it allows me to achieve complex representations as well as being able to illustrate narrative aspects more clearly. I don’t aim to generate answers with my images, but to use them to ask questions or tell simple stories.’

‘[We] were always searching for a bold mix between concept and emotion in a drawing. It is also important to balance digital and handmade with sensitivity, to give a sort of poetry to it. A drawing can really have the ability to take you on a beautiful and unexpected fictional trip,’ said Manuelle Gautrand, member of the jury and founder of Manuelle Gautrand Architecture.

The jury also awarded a series of commendations for excellent pieces by architects and architecture students, spanning all categories. §

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