Architects sketched their favourite buildings on napkins -- here are the best designs

Architects and designers at HLW International recently participated in a competition to draw their favourite buildings on the back of cocktail napkins.

Some of the entries are pretty impressive, from a wonderfully detailed look at the Leadernhall Building in London (above) to a dreamy sketch of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.

We’ve got the winners and the highlights here, courtesy of HLW. (Note: this reporter’s spouse works there.)

The California State Capitol. This drawing by Hayley Nevins was the winner in HLW's New York office.

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An ancient tower in Shanxi Province of China. This drawing by DaLei Huang was the winner in HLW's Shanghai office.

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The Laxmi-Villas Palace Gate in India. This drawing by Khyati Dutt was the winner from HLW's New Jersey office.

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The Seattle Central Library (designed in part by Rem Koolhaas). This drawing by Kiana Dolat was the winner in HLW's LA office.

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The Leadenhall Building, aka the Cheese Grater, in London. This drawing by Abigail Le Marchand was the winner in HLW's London office.

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The Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan (designed by Zaha Hadid).

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The Einstein Tower in Germany.

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The Dancing House in Prague (designed in part by Frank Gehry).

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Church of the Light in Japan (designed by Tadao Ando).

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The Guggenheim Museum in New York (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright).

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A detail from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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Villa Capra 'La Rotunda,' including plan and cutaway view (designed by Andrea Palladio).

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Villa Savoye (designed in part by Le Corbusier).

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The Disney Concert Hall in LA (designed by Frank Gehry).

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The Chrysler Building in New York.

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The Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York.

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The Sydney Opera House.

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The Duomo in Florence (dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi).

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The Empire State Building in New York.

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The Church of St. Mauritius in Zermatt, Switzerland.

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Fallingwater in Pennsylvania (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright).

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Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

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