The Architecture Drawing Prize 2022 continues to celebrate the art of drawing in three categories: hand-drawn, hybrid and digital.

This year, in its 6th edition, has attracted 138 entries with a strong majority of hand-drawn entries. As in previous years, the submissions are from around the world, attesting to the truly international nature of the Prize and the great skill and originality of entrants.

The 2022 Architecture Drawing Prize Category Winners are exhibited at the 2022 this week in Lisbon.

This edition judges are Nikki Bell and Ben Langlands, Artists, Bruce Boucher, Director of Sir John Soane's Museum, Pablo Bronstein, Artist, Lily Jencks, Co-founder of Lily Jencks Studio, Jencks Squared, Federica Minozzi, CEO Iris Ceramica Group, Narinder Sagoo, Senior Partner at , Ken Shuttleworth, Founder of and Paul Finch, Director of World Architecture Festival (Chair of Jury).

The 2022 Winner of the Hand-Drawn Category is ‘The Spirit of Mountain” by Weicheng Ye.

Drawn with pencil, the exceptionally atmospheric work explores the relationship between the man-madeand nature.

The Spirit of Mountain by Weicheng Ye

“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.” says Paul Finch, The Architecture Drawing Prize Jury Chair and Director of the World Architecture Festival (WAF).

The 2022 Hybrid Category winner is ‘Fitzroy Food Institute' by Samuel Wen.

Fitzroy Food Institute by Samuel Wen

The drawing explores themes around Chinese culture, globalisation and automation.

“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.” says Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects.

Anton Markus Pasing who was the Overall Winner of The Architecture Drawing Prize in 2019 was selected as Digital Category winner this year.

The Wall by Anton Markus Pasing

His drawing ‘The Wall' plays on ideas around the beginning, the end and the finite.

“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.” says Artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell who have been on The Architecture Drawing Prize as judges since its inception in 2017.

The Hand-Drawn Category shortlist also included: 

  • The Temple of Gaia by Giorgos Christofi
  • Final Mexico Drawing by Ben Johnson
  • Homage to Corb by Dustin Wheat

The Hybrid Category shortlist also included:

  • The Stamper Battery by William du Toit
  • Traversing Dreamscapes by Sean Seah

The Digital Category shortlist also included:

  • The Minecraft Labyrinth – A Reclamation of Childhood by Eric Pham
  • Mnemosyne by Meichen Duan

“Sir John Soane's Museum is pleased to partner with Make Architects and WAF in hosting the sixth edition of The Architecture Drawing Prize. This event has become a showcase for the best in contemporary draughtsmanship across media, which remains central to architectural practice today, and the Soane Museum is an appropriate venue for exhibiting both the winning and commended drawings.” says Bruce Boucher, Director of Sir John Soane's Museum.

The Architecture Drawing Prize is sponsored by Iris Ceramica and co-curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum and World Architecture Festival (WAF)