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    The best architectural drawings of 2017

    Nicholas Rider

    Earlier this month, the Aarhus School of Architecture announced the winners of its Drawing of the Year 2017 competition. 

    The Danish institution asked for sketches and drawings that were created using digital technology, and that addressed the theme ‘Everyday Utopia’. The competition invited architecture students around the world to submit “bold, inspiring, provocative, and innovative proposals for new ways of perceiving everyday utopia”. 

    From 234 entries, three prizes were awarded. Taking out first prize was a drawing by Charles Weinberg and Shai Ben Ami from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Israel.

    A further eight entries were recognised with special mentions.

    “We hope that not only the winners and special awards, but all the drawings can work as a pool of inspiration for discussions, experiments and wonderings on our many versions of [utopia] and on drawing as a tool to explore and communicate,” the jury commented.

    Full list of winners below:

    1ST PRIZE

    The One Day Unit by Charles Weinberg (Belgium) and Shai Ben Ami (Israel) from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Israel
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    2ND PRIZE

    Amazonia by Richard Morrison (UK) from the University of Westminster, UK
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    3RD PRIZE

    Cinderella’s Lost Shoe by Ifigeneia Liangi (Greece) from The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, UK
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    SPECIAL MENTIONS

    • Symbiotic Futurism – Establishing Architecture’s Place Within a Progressive Society by Derek Deng (China), University of Auckland, New Zealand
    • Crossing the Border by Aleksandar Fisik & Dušan Stevanović (Serbia), Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
    • Idyll by Gonzalo Rojas Encinar (Spain), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Spain
    • An Activist Artefact by Anthony Chun Ming Ko (Australia), The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, UK
    • The Grand Tour of EUtopia by Erik Bean (Finland), Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark
    • Climatic Clouding City by Xiaobing Zhou (China), The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, UK
    • Archive of Temporality;[RE]CODING THE CITY IN A FESTIVAL OF TIME by Viktor Gekker (Russia), University College Cork – Cork Centre for Architectural Education, Ireland
    • Daily Tasks by Kevin Pazik (United States), Princeton University, United States
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