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

City in a Box/Paradox Memories’.
Digital and Overall 2019 winner, ‘City in a Box/Paradox Memories’
(Image credit: Anton Markus Pasing)

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’ 

(Image credit: 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.

Hybrid winner ‘Metabolist of a Dementia Nation’ by Jerome Ng

Hybrid winner ‘Metabolist of a Dementia Nation’

(Image credit: Jerome Ng)

Laurie Chetwood The Phoenix Towers

Commended project from 2019, Laurie Chetwood’s ‘The Phoenix Towers’ 

(Image credit: press)

Denis Andernach Stelzenhaus Iii Stilt House

Commended project from 2019, Denis Andernach’s ‘Stelzenhaus Iii Stilt House’

(Image credit: press)


Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).