The Winners of The Architecture Drawing Prize

The Overall Winner of the 2021 Architecture Drawing Prize was announced on 25 January at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London as Dafni Filippa with “Fluid Strada – Flood-responsive landscape performance”: a hybrid drawing combining different rendering techniques.

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Sir John Soane’s Museum: “Filippa’s project takes the climate emergency as its starting point, imagining a future London in which the Thames Barrier has been overwhelmed and flash floods are a regular occurrence. She proposes a solution which involves injecting hydro-membranes deep underground, protecting the infrastructure from flood waters. The image began with a photograph of a physical model which was then digitally manipulated”

Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects and a judge, commented on Dafni Filippa’s drawing: “As a jury, we were all impressed by Fluid Strada and the way it blurs the lines between physical objects and drawing with great skill and imagination, making it a truly exceptional example of a hybrid rendering.”

Sir John Soane’s Museum is hosting a dedicated exhibition of The Architecture Drawing Prize until 19 February 2021. The exhibition features Dafni Filippa’s “Fluid Strata”, as well as drawings by last year’s finalists and category winners. Also included are works from the 2020 Prize that could not be exhibited earlier due to the pandemic.

In response to COVID restrictions, the curatorial team from Sir John Soane’s Museum, together with Make Architects, created a virtual 5-year retrospective of the Prize. You can access it here:

Exhibition at the Museum:
Until 19 February 2022
Sir John Soane’s Museum
13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP
Entry is free – details of opening hours/ planning visit:

About The Prize

Created as a collaboration between Sir John Soane’s Museum, Make Architects, and the World Architecture Festival, The Architecture Drawing Prize is now in its fifth year. It attracts entries from around the world and displays the best and most innovative architectural drawings of today. The extent to which the drawing makes a proposition about the possibilities of architecture is an important criterion in the judging process, as are technical skill and originality of approach.

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