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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perhaps the most pure form of architectural photography on the list,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.
This abandoned power station in Budapest reeks of history in this picture by Roman Robroek.
In an amazing photograph by Suraj Garg, he has managed to make the roof of the
He Zhenuan photographs The Bank of China Tower in Ningbo, to a level which celebrates the architecture designed.
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.
Sense of Place
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 Marcois no different. He layers over a bare room with windows next to
This pictures taken by Dirk Vonten of the Castleshows Bavaria in it’s glistening winter beauty.
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.
This incredible picture taken by Ai Qing inshows a singular glowing chapel ( ) on the beach which sticks out amongst the hundreds of similar looking flats that are dulled to the background.
has created this very surreal picture in which swimmers are enjoying the water in the backdrop of the massive construction of Raffles City,