We invite bold, inspiring, and innovative proposals on how architects imagine, develop and contribute to new ways of perceiving habitation through drawing. This year’s theme is Habitation.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country Denmark
RegDeadline 1 November 2016 GoogleCal iCal
1 November 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility Students enrolled in or having graduated from a school of architecture in January 2016 or later

This year’s theme is Habitation.
Technology has transformed how architects work — and how their work is perceived. Therefore Drawing of the Year 2016 will focus exclusively on sketches and drawings created using digital technology. The aim of the competition is to continuously explore new tendencies in architectural drawing and challenge the use of new techniques and mixed media. This year’s competition examines the potential for developing architectural ideas through a digital format. How can digital drawing push the boundaries of our perception of Habitation? How can digital drawings express artistic skills? And how can digital technology contribute to the understanding of drawing as a craft?

Eva Franch, a New York based architect, curator, educator and lecturer of experimental forms of art and architectural practice
Sergei Tchoban, a Russian and German architect, academician of the Moscow branch of the International Academy of Architecture and honorary academician of the Russian Academy of Arts
Kasper Heiberg Frandsen, an architect with Buffi Associés in Paris and Erik Christian Sørensen at Zibrandtsens Architects
Torben Nielsen, Aarhus School of Architecture and Aarhus School of Architecture

1st prize: 5000 Euros
2nd prize: 2000 Euros
3rd prize: 1000 Euros

Entry Fee

Announcement of the winner: 2 December 2016
Exhibition at Aarhus School of Architecture: 2 December 2016 – 2 January 2017

Past winners

Aarhus School of Architecture, schmidt hammer lassen architects, VOLA, and Danish Arts Foundation

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