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2021 Architectural Drawing Award Winner

The winner of the 2021 Architectural Design Prize was announced on Tuesday January 25 at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London. This is the Greek Dafni Filippa for “Fluid Strada – Flood – responsive Landscape performance”, a hybrid design that combines different rendering techniques but also noted for its desire to denounce the climate emergency.

Created in collaboration with Sir John Soane’s Museum, Make Architects and the World Architecture Festival, The Architecture Drawing Prize celebrated its fifth edition. Open to candidates from all over the world, each year it presents architectural designs that are as visual as they are innovative. The criteria for selecting the winner are based on the one hand on the innovations offered in terms of architecture but obviously attaches importance to technique and originality. Regarding the work of Dafni Filippa, the museum praised the ingenuity and consideration of climate issues for the project: “Filippa’s project takes the climate emergency as its starting point, imagining a future London in which the Thames Barrier has been submerged and flash floods occur regularly. It proposes a solution which consists of injecting hydro-membranes at depth to protect the infrastructure from floods. »

Drawing "Flood-responsive landscape performance" by Dafni Filippa, winner of the architectural design award © Dafni Filippa
Exhibition "The Architecture Drawing Prize", Sir John Soane's Museum © Martina Ferrara

Two exhibitions organized for the occasion


The drawings of the finalists and the winner are on display at Sir John Soane’s Museum until 19 February. In addition, as part of The Prize program, the museum offers a retrospective of previous editions in the form of a virtual exhibition, accessible free of charge and simply: .
Maïa Pois