Memento Mori: Architectural Drawing Prize 2017
Awarding authority: Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum, World Architecture Festival
Jury: Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell (Künstler); Narinder Singh Sagoo (Foster and Partners); Ken Shuttleworth (Make Architects); Owen Hopkins (Sir John Soane’s Museum); Jeremy Melvin (World Architecture Festival)
In the two other categories, the jury chose Christopher Wijatno’s digital picture Deepwater Purgatory and the hand-done drawing Scenarios for a Post-Crisis Landscape by Dimitrios Grozopoulis. Wijatno’s drawing portrays a prison that, like an oil platform, stands in deep water. Grozopoulis’ atmospheric drawing features extremely precise lines and calls to mind apocalyptic, post-industrial landscapes. In addition to the three winners, the jury prepared a short list of 38 further submissions by architects and designers representing 15 different countries in all parts of the world.
The selected drawings will be exhibited from 15 – 17 November 2017 in Berlin and then from 21 February until 14 April 2018 at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.