In its first year, the One Drawing Challenge — Architizer’s summertime architectural drawing competition — surpassed all expectations. Hundreds of fascinating drawings were submitted from around the globe, each one telling a compelling story about architecture. Now, it’s time to celebrate the best of those drawings: We’re thrilled to introduce the One Drawing Challenge eBook, a free-to-download publication featuring all 100 finalists across 224 gloriously colorful pages.
Without further ado, explore every drawing by these incredibly talented students and non-students alike (go full screen for the best experience!):
The task laid down to participants was simple: Create one drawing that communicates a new architectural proposal or existing piece of architecture, and the experience of those that would inhabit it. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. It can take the form of a plan, section, elevation, perspective or sketch. As long as it portrays a building, a group of buildings or a whole city, it is eligible.
After a global public vote and review by an esteemed jury of architects and creative thinkers, the 100 drawings in this eBook came out on top. Each tells a powerful story about the built environment and its impact on our world today.
The opening pages include exclusive interviews with our 2 Top Winners: Ozair Mansoor, a student at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan, and British architect Mandalika Justine Roberts. The 10 Commended Entries are featured next, followed by 88 more stellar submissions, with information including drawing type, author and story accompanying each.
In addition to this publication, our two Top Winners each received:
- $2,500 prize money
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 256GB)
- Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
- Procreate software package
- COPIC luxury marker set
- Sakura luxury drawing set
The first “One Drawing” eBook will be distributed to thousands of architecture firms via Architizer’s newsletter and social media channels. Thank you to all participants for their hard work in creating these amazing drawings and telling fascinating stories about architecture. If you are interested in entering next year’s One Drawing Challenge, be sure to sign up for updates by clicking the blue button below.
In the meantime, keep on drawing!