2021 Structure Drawing Prize winners introduced, with all high prizes going to college students

The profitable entries to the 2021 Structure Drawing Prize have been introduced, with scholar submissions profitable first place throughout all three classes: hand-drawn, hybrid, and digital. The awards sequence, now in its fifth 12 months, is co-curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and the World Structure Pageant. 

Hand-drawn class

Full graphic novel reel for Hand-drawn class winner: ‘Reconfiguring Addis Ababa’s Narratives’ by Antonio Paoletti (click on to enlarge)

The 2021 winner within the hand-drawn class was Antonio Paoletti for the entry is ‘Reconfiguring Addis Ababa’s Narratives.’ Set within the dilapidated historic districts of Ethiopia’s sprawling capital, the graphic novel explores a proposal for redevelopment that helps the precarious livelihoods of native communities amid the town’s speedy urbanization.

Extract of graphic novel from hand-drawn class winner: ‘Reconfiguring Addis Ababa’s Narratives’ by Antonio Paoletti

“This spectacular drawing makes use of an uncommon format to put narrative and the affect of buildings on peoples’ lives on the coronary heart of architectural drawing,” stated Louise Stewart, Sir John Soane’s Museum’s Exhibitions Curator and Structure Drawing Prize decide. “This strategy highlights the vibrancy of architectural drawing at present, and the way in which it facilitates creativity and experimentation.”

Extract of graphic novel from hand-drawn class winner: ‘Reconfiguring Addis Ababa’s Narratives’ by Antonio Paoletti

Except for the winner, the opposite two finalists for the hand-drawn class had been as follows:

‘Reminiscences of the Final Tree’ by Olivia O’Callaghan
‘Treehouses With out Bushes’ by Thomas Schaller

Hybrid class

Hybrid class winner: ‘Fluid Strata’ by Filippa Dafni

The hybrid class noticed two winners, shared between Filippa Dafni’s ‘Fluid Strata’ and Boji Hu’s ‘(Un)homeliness.’ Dafni’s work, set in London, responds to the local weather emergency by proposing a responsive flood protection panorama. Commenting on ‘Fluid Strata,’ decide and Make Architects founder Ken Shuttleworth stated the work “blurs the traces between bodily objects and drawing with nice talent and creativeness, making it a really distinctive instance of a hybrid rendering.” 

Hybrid winner: ‘(Un)homeliness’ by Boji Hu (Picture 1 of three)

In the meantime, Hu’s work features a hand-drawn quick movie along with a set of photographs, each exploring the boundaries between personal and public spheres. ‘(Un)homeliness’ explores the potential for vacant city area to defend homeless individuals, refugees, and asylum seekers, in what Lily Jencks, decide and co-founder of Lily Jencks Studio/Jencks Squared, described as “a robust story instructed with a moody suggestive pencil gesture.” 

Hybrid winner: ‘(Un)homeliness’ by Boji Hu (Picture 2 of three)
Hybrid winner: ‘(Un)homeliness’ by Boji Hu (Picture 3 of three)

Jencks additionally praised the “stills animated with sound to convey a powerful atmospheric city scene, accompanied by lovely renders to provide a way of a full potential of hybrid architectural drawings.”

Except for the 2 winners, the opposite finalist for the hybrid class was as follows:

‘The Water Parliament Bangkok Metropolis 2100’ by Tyler Lim

Digital class

Digital class winner: ‘Web site(s) of Flux’ by Zachary Higson’

The digital class noticed Zachary Higson’s ‘Web site(s) of Flux’ chosen as winner; a challenge which questions how a standard architectural challenge must be carried out when it comes to the relationships between studio (bed room) and website. “Our digital prize winner ‘Websites(s) of Flux’ creates a Soane-like montage of fashions, photographs, and work inside a two- dimensional image airplane,” stated decide and Foster + Companions senior companion Narinder Sagoo. “A drawing inside a drawing, and extra. One may discover this piece time and time once more, discovering one other stage of genius every time.”

‘Web site(s) of Flux’ was additionally chosen for The Lockdown Prize, established in the course of the pandemic, and is awarded to one of many finalists within the hand-drawn, hybrid, and digital classes.

Except for the winner, the opposite 4 finalists for the digital class had been as follows:

‘Outlines of Nuclear Geography’​ by Sabina Blasiotti
‘The Promenade by means of Enfield City’ by Sachini Jayasena
‘The Recess 1’ by Anton Markus Pasing
‘The Treachery of Matter’ by Weiqaio Lin

For additional drawing inspiration, you may see the winners of the 2020 version of the Structure Drawing Prize right here.