The inaugural Cardiff University Architecture Library Prize, the drawing competition award for undergraduate students of the Welsh School of Architecture, has been won by Michael Potter. Students were challenged to produce a hand drawn architectural detail of an existing building. The majority of entrants were inspired by Cardiff’s own buildings and monuments.
The judges, Dr Stephen Kite and Professor Peter Salter, commented that Potter’s drawing was “an intriguing choice of detail and the everyday”.
Potter wins £50 of national book tokens and £50 of vouchers towards art materials. Commendations and prizes donated by Pennies from Heaven, Donhead Publishing and Thames and Hudson were awarded to Simon James, James R. Mitchell, Rhys Nicholas and Alexander Welsh.
Sarah Nicholas, Subject Librarian for Architecture, said, “with entries displayed in the Architecture Library, this competition has given a sense of ownership of the space to the students, in addition to encouraging them to develop their drawing skills.”
A selection of entries will be displayed in the Architecture Library, Cardiff University until 2009.