Drawing of the Year 2016: Architectural Contest

Drawing of the Year 2016, Architectural Contest, Architecture Sketches Competition

Drawing of the Year 2016

DOTY – ‘Habitation’ Theme: International Digital Technology Architectural Contest

2 Sep 2016

Drawing of the Year 2016 Competition

Drawing of the Year Competition

Announcement of the international student competition – DOTY2016.

Aarhus School of Architecture, schmidt hammer lassen architects, VOLA, and Danish Arts Foundation proudly announce the fourth joint venture competition Drawing of the Year 2016. This year’s theme is Habitation.

Deadline: 1 November 2016 at 12.00 noon (CET).

Drawing of the Year 1st prize drawing 2015 Mark Thomas Smith (UK):
Drawing of the Year entry by Mark Thomas Smith

Drawing of the Year entry 2nd prize drawing 2015 Thomas Sigsgaard Jensen (DK):
Drawing of the Year entry by Thomas Sigsgaard Jensen

Digital drawings

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?

Drawing of the Year entry 1st prize 2014 Olga Krukovskaya (RU):
Drawing of the Year entry by Olga Krukovskaya

Drawing of the Year entry 1st prize 2014 Leonad Schrage (DE):
Drawing of the Year entry by Leonad Schrage


We invite bold, inspiring, and innovative proposals on how architects imagine, develop and contribute to new ways of perceiving habitation through drawing. On all scales and in all environments, from the smallest cabin to complex living facilities in rural outskirts, suburban environments, nature or in expanding megacities.

We accept drawings from students at architecture schools all over the world. The internationally acclaimed jury will award digitally produced drawings that inspire, communicate and engage in architecture in an artistic way. Drawings should reflect a media of production and dissemination of thoughts and dreams, and should invite the recipient to wonder, be moved or become involved in the discussion of architecture and habitation.

After the competition the drawings will be curated, printed and exhibited at Aarhus School of Architecture. A book containing a curated selection of the drawings will be published in 2017.

More information:

Drawing of the Year 2016

Drawing of the Year 2015

Drawing of the Year 2014

Architectural Drawing Competition information from Aarhus School of Architecture

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