What is the role of architecture?
The rapid changes and the huge challenges question our ethical positions and force us to rethink society. For the architect’s part, this means engagement, critical involvement, and shaping images and solutions that take into consideration spatial consequences and possibilities. It means rethinking our physical world, adapting to the new realities, and pushing the boundaries of architecture.
The drawing is one of the architect’s oldest and most important tools. The drawing process leads to new thinking and to the development of ideas for the one who draws. Furthermore, it is a medium that disseminates thoughts and ideas to colleagues, clients, and a broader audience. The drawing can communicate, seduce and convince. And initiate a dialogue.
The aim of the competition is to continuously explore new tendencies in architecture through architectural drawing and to challenge the use of new techniques and mixed media. We, therefore, invite bold, inspiring, and provocative proposals for Post Human Metamorphosis. On all scales and in all environments – from the smallest structure to complex facilities; from rural outskirts to suburban environments; from nature to expanding megacities. From Earth to Mars.
- 1st prize: 5000 Euro
- 2nd prize: 2000 Euro
- 3rd prize: 1000 Euro
The announcement of winners will take place 28 November 2019 at DOKK1, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, 8000 Aarhus.
A curated selection of the submitted drawings will be exhibited and a curated selection of the drawings will be presented in a book in 2020.
See requirements and submission details
Only digital works are accepted. Max size of drawing: 88 x 88 cm. File format must be PDF with a recommended resolution of 300 ppi. Max file size: 100 Mb.
Deadline for submission is 31 October 2019 at 12.00 AM.
Entries received after the deadline will not be considered for the competition.
Drawing of the Year is a collaboration between Aarhus School of Architecture, schmidt hammer lassen architects and VOLA.
Go to the Drawing of the Year 2019 page