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Meet The Finalists of the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

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Architectural photographers around the world submitted their best images to the Architectural Photography Awards and now the 20 finalists have been revealed. With entries from 47 countries, this competition organized by the World Architecture Festival assembled 5 artists on each of the 4 categories:  Interiors, Exteriors, Buildings in Use, and Sense of Place. The winner will be announced on the 30th of November at the World Architecture Festival.

Buildings in Use Category

The Hive, designed by Wolfgang Buttress, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, south-west London, by Omer Kanipak
Azur Arena, designed by Auer Weber architects, in Antibes, France, by Aldo Amoretti
Auburn University, Alabama, by Brad Feinknopf
A Soviet-era sanatorium, designed by Kalashniko, with a stray dog and rubbish, in Tskaltubo, Georgia, by Ryan Koopmans
Vantablack Pavilion, designed by Asif Khan, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, by Laurian Ghinitoiu
A block of flats in Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain, by Marius Liutkevicius

These images highlight the artistry of architectural photography and enhance the best interior design and the modern and contemporary architecture around the world.  Interestingly, one piece of architecture was so inspiring that two photographers in the finals photographed it. Both Omer Kanipak and Jeff Eden photographed Wolfgang Buttress’ The Hive at England’s Kew Gardens, with each giving their own distinct spin on the space.

Exterior Category

The perforated concrete skin of VM Estancia, designed by KSM Architecture, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, by B R S Sreenag
The Bank of China Tower, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, in Ningbo, by He Zhenuan
Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Border Crossing Facility, designed by ECADI, by Shao Feng
Long Museum West Bund, designed by Atelier Deshaus, in Shanghai, by Pawel Paniczko

An expert panel of judges will apply their expertise to the evaluation of every finalist photographs. The panel includes Richard Bryant (photographer), Alan Capel (head of content at Alamy), and architect James Timberlake (Founder and Partner at KieranTimberlake).

Interior Category

A semi-abandoned power station in Kelenfold, Budapest, by Roman Robroek
The Vortex, designed by Foster + Partners, at Bloomberg’s European headquarters, in London, by James Newton
The Ouse Valley viaduct, designed by David Mocatta, in Sussex, by Andrew Robertson
The Théodore Gouvy Theatre, designed by Dominique Coulon & Associés, in Freyming-Merlebach, France, by Eugeni Pons
The ceiling of Liège-Guillemins station, designed by Santiago Calatrava, in Belgium, by Suraj Garg

Besides the previous categories, this year two more areas were added to the contest: Portfolio and Mobile. The new Portfolio category looks at 46 photographs of one architectural project, while the Mobile category is for photographs taken on mobile devices.

Sense of Place Category

The Piazza Duomo is seen from the Museo del 900’s Arengario Balconi, designed by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari, in Milan’s Palazzo dell’Arengario, by Marco Tagliarino
Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany, in winter by Dirk Vonten.
The Hive, designed by Wolfgang Buttress, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, south-west London, by Jeff Eden.
The Seashore Chapel, designed by Vector Architects, in Qinhuangdao, China, by Ai Qing
Swimmers on the riverside opposite the construction of Raffles City, designed by Safdie Architects, in Chongqing, China, by Zhu Wenqiao

The public will also have a saying on the decision of choosing the winner if each category, by voting for a People’s Choice winner over the course of the World Architecture Festival, which takes place from November 28 to November 30, 2018. Each category winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize at the awards gala that takes place on the final evening of the WAF.

Meet The Finalists of the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

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