Architectural Photography Awards Shortlist 2018

One of our favourite annual awards events has returned with this year’s shortlist. Combining architecture and photography, those named in the shortlist are amongst the best in the world at what they do.

See who made the cut this year.

Entries came from 47 countries, with the overall winner to be announced on 30 November.

James Timberlake, one of the judges, said, “I’ve had so much fun and so enjoyed looking at these images and soaking them in – some incredible work.”

The competition is divided into four categories; Buildings In Use, Interior, Exterior and Sense of Place and it ranges between 3-6 pictures per category. So without further ado let’s take a look at this year’s shortlist!

Buildings In Use

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This picture, taken by Omer Kanipak depicts a few children playing at the famous Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, south-west London using slightly surreal looking photography.

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Aldo Amoretti has caught a few gymnasts showing what they can do, catching one at the perfect moment as he is completely upside down in the air. The picture was taken in the Azur Arena in Antibes, France.

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Here we see a slightly unconventional gym in Auburn University as Brad Feinknopf has snapped a few people running on a elevated running track going through the building.

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Slightly ironically, in this picture we see a disused sanatorium completely filled with rubbish and a stray dog. This Soviet-era architecture was snapped by Ryan Koopmans in Tskaltubo, Georgia.

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Laurian Ghinitoiuhas captured a team of sportsmen gazing at the peculiar Vantablack Pavilion, designed by Asif Khan in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Perhaps the most pure form of architectural photography on the list, Marius Liutkevicius has captured the traditionally sheet-white and angular buildings that occupy the isle of Lanzarote in Spain, with the sun’s shadow falling at an extraordinarily flat line.

 

Interior

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This abandoned power station in Budapest reeks of history in this picture by Roman Robroek.

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In one of our favourite pictures on the list, James Newto has showcased his excellent photography ability in the picture of The Vortex, designed by Foster + Partners, at Bloomberg’s European headquarters, in London.

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Another favourite of HEKKTA’s, Andrew Robertson travels down to Sussex to shoot The Ouse Valley viaduct, designed by David Mocatta.

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The Théodore Gouvy Theatre, designed by Dominique Coulon & Associés, in Freyming-Merlebach, France, photographed by Eugeni Pon.

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In an amazing photograph by Suraj Garg, he has managed to make the roof of the Liège-Guillemins station, designed by Santiago Calatrava, in Belgium look like a rib cage, utilising the light and angles.

 

Exterior

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The perforated concrete skin of VM Estancia, designed by KSM Architecture, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, by B R S Sreena.

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He Zhenuan photographs The Bank of China Tower in Ningbo, to a level which celebrates the architecture designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.

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Using photographic trickery, Shao Feng has taken a picture of what someone might believe is an aerial shot of a Star Trek set, but in fact it is actually the Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Border Crossing Facility, designed by ECADI.

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Long Museum West Bund, designed by Atelier Deshaus, in Shanghai, by Pawel Paniczko.

Sense of Place

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The Sense of Place category typically attracts more surreal photos, that are just as much about the edit than the original photo and this shot from Marco Tagliarino is no different. He layers over a bare room with windows next to The Piazza Duomo in a blend of serenity and bustle.

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This pictures taken by Dirk Vonten of the Castle Neuschwanstein shows Bavaria in it’s glistening winter beauty.

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Here Kew Gardens’ The Hive is photographed again, but this time in a much different manner to the first, instead showing the structure in winter – taken by Jeff Eden.

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This incredible picture taken by Ai Qing in in Qinhuangdao, China shows a singular glowing chapel (The Seashore Chapel, designed by Vector Architects) on the beach which sticks out amongst the hundreds of similar looking flats that are dulled to the background.

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Zhu Wenqiaohas created this very surreal picture in which swimmers are enjoying the water in the backdrop of the massive construction of Raffles City, designed by Safdie Architects, in Chongqing, China.

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