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
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.
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).
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 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.