Meet the Class Winners of the 2023 Structure Drawing Prize
The Structure Drawing Prize, now in its seventh version, celebrates the artwork of drawing in three principal classes: hand-drawn, digital, and hybrid. The Prize attracted almost 250 drawings from world wide, a file for the competitors, with the vast majority of entries being within the hand-drawn class. The winners of every class have been introduced. The successful drawings, together with the shortlisted entries might be displayed on the World Structure Competition in Singapore from 29 November till 1 December 2023, and at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London from 31 January to three March 2024. The Total Winner will introduced on 29 January 2024 as a part of a webinar hosted by Sir John Soane’s Museum, forward of the exhibition.
In response to the jury, the applied sciences utilized by the entrants to search out inventive methods of depicting buildings generated probing discussions among the many jury members, testing the character and definition of architectural drawing. Sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group, the Structure Drawing Prize is co-curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum and World Structure Competition (WAF).
Learn on to find the class winners, together with a number of shortlisted entries and the jury’s appreciation.
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Ben Johnson was chosen because the 2023 winner of the hand-drawn class with a drawing titled ‘Grundtvig’. The ink drawing is impressed by the Nineteen Twenties Grundtvig Church in Copenhagen made utilizing six million bricks.
As a jury we’re impressed by Ben Johnson’s work and the best way he has created a compelling artwork kind from hand-drawings of buildings. The execution of the Grundtvig Church drawing is so managed and exact that it turns into a significant expression of how Ben experiences structure. – Ken Shuttleworth, founding father of Make Architects who initially arrange The Structure Drawing Prize
The hand-drawn class shortlist additionally included:
- The Glasgow College of Artwork Fireplace (triptych) by Alan Dunlop
- Bushes and rocks, the shapeshifter by Alexander Warncke
- St. Stephen Walbrook by Luka Pajovic
Eugene Tan was chosen because the 2023 digital class winner for his drawing, ‘The Archatographic Map of the Incomplete Panorama on Pedra Branca’ which explores the vulnerability of our planet, extra particularly in Singapore.
This stunning, skillful, and sophisticated drawing expands the same old vary of representational prospects supplied by maps. Via this drawing, Pedra Branca, a tiny outlying island of the archipelago turns into a signifier for the restricted land provide of Singapore, and its fragile ecology throughout the advanced geo-political surroundings of the South China Sea. – Artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, who’ve been on The Structure Drawing Prize as judges since its inception in 2017, describe the entry
The digital class shortlist additionally included:
- The Bucolic Palimpsest by Ziad Haddad
- Transcultural Journey on the Orient Categorical by Chi Wai Vincent
- Gall-E: Interpolating Arts, Area and Show within the Age of AI by Tom Chan
The 2023 hybrid class winner is ‘(Re)membering the See Monster’ by Eldry John Infante. It renders the transformation of a defunct oil platform and welcomes discussions that transcend a construction’s physicality.
We have been impressed by this skilful and detailed drawing which has been digitally manipulated to create a really dynamic and various composition. One of many drawing’s specific strengths is the best way through which it makes use of quite a lot of visible languages, all of which convey details about how buildings work. – Head of Exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum and Prize Decide, Louise Stewart
The hybrid class shortlist additionally included:
- Liverpool Capriccio 2200 C.E. by Tim Wheeler
- The City Anthro-Scape: Above by Alexander Jeong
The Structure Drawing Prize judges for 2023 are:
- Nikki Bell and Ben Langlands, Artists
- Pablo Bronstein, Artist
- Paul Finch, Director of World Structure Competition (Chair of Jury)
- Lily Jencks, Co-founder of Lily Jencks Studio, Jencks Squared
- Federica Minozzi, CEO of Iris Ceramica Group
- Narinder Sagoo, Senior Companion at Foster + Companions
- Ken Shuttleworth, Founding father of Make Architects
- Louise Stewart, Head of Exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum