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Bartlett Students' Double Win for Drawing Prizes

3 July 2019

The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects has awarded both of their annual Student Drawing Prizes to Bartlett students

Arrow to the Sea by Abraham Huang, Architecture BSc, The Bartlett School of Architecture

The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (WCCA) promotes quality architecture in the City of London and the architectural profession globally, supporting education through awards and prizes as well as a range of charities related to the City. Their prestigious annual Student Drawing Prizes seeks to encourage excellence in both traditional and computer-generated drawing. 

Architecture BSc student, Abraham Huang (UG6) has won the Part 1 Student Drawing Prize for his project  ‘Arrow to the Sea’. His project counters the ecological damage caused by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the form of a traditional Japanese martial arts centre, located in Tsukiji. In order to bring tranquility back to the site, bamboo forests planted in and around the main architecture, provide a space where people can practice martial arts and Japanese archery, and enjoy the peaceful view of the bamboo forest and Tokyo Bay.

Abraham’s work impressed the judges with its beautiful choreography of continuous panoramic motion, in which one drawing unfolds into multiple experiences.

Postgraduate Unit 17, The Bartlett Summer Show
The Architecture MArch students within PG17 have won the Part 2 Student Drawing Prize for their collaborative drawing, ‘Experiencing Landscapes’. The piece was praised for its aesthetic beauty and the way in which it captures the sense of time and place and the joy of working together, which is fundamental in the practice of architecture.

‘Arrow to the Sea’ and ‘Experiencing Landscapes’ will both be exhibited at the WCCA Election Court Dinner at the RIBA HQ Building on Friday 05 July 2019.

More information


1. 'Arrow to the Sea', by Abraham Huang, Architecture BSc student, UG6.
2. 'Experiencing Landscapes', by Architecture MArch students, PG17.