Alan Dunlop shortlisted for Architecture Drawing Prize

Alan Dunlop shortlisted for Architecture Drawing Prize

Architect Alan Dunlop has been shortlisted for an Architecture Drawing Prize for his “incredibly dramatic” watercolour of the Glasgow School of Art fire.

The Architecture Drawing Prize is sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group and is co-curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum and World Architecture Festival (WAF).

Currently in its seventh year, the Prize continues to celebrate the art of drawing in three categories: hand-drawn, digital and hybrid.

A record number of entries have been attracted with nearly 250 drawings received from around the world.

Shortlisted in the hand-drawn category, Dunlop’s effort depicts the 2018 blaze that caused extensive damage to the world-renowned building, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which was nearing the end of a £35 million restoration by Kier following a previous fire that destroyed the west wing in May 2014.

World Architecture Festival judges described the entry as “an incredibly dramatic watercolour”, adding that it is “the most dramatic drawing we’ve ever seen in this competition”.

Both the winning and shortlisted drawings will make up a free exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum from Wednesday 31st January 2024 to Sunday 3rd March. The overall winner of The Architecture Drawing Prize will be announced ahead of the exhibition as part of a webinar hosted on January 29th at 5pm.

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