Meet the winners and finalists of this international digital photography competition
The Chartered Institute of Building created an annual architectural photography contest to recognize digital photographers from around the world. This union of the art of imagery with built spaces allows us to be amazed by the beauty of constructions, as if we were right in front of them.
Get to know the finalists and winners of the tenth edition of this competition, which attracted photographers from over 100 countries. Each photographer explains their results, and the inspiration behind their images.
Fish (Spain). Judges Prize
Due to the reflection of the water at night, the architecture of the buildings shows us the figure of a fish, perhaps prehistoric with its heart still alive.
Alexandr Bormotin (@bormot), Russia
Metrostation (Russia). Public Choice Award
The new Moscow metro station is made in a futuristic style.
Pegova Olya (@olya_pegova), Russia
In the past, faux facades were rare and temporary interventions in urban spaces, but today they have become a part of the city landscape, only being changed from time to time.
Volker Sander, Germany
Colorful Mixture (Germany)
This picture shows the peaceful coexistence of old and new architecture. The buildings don’t fit together, but they are not fighting against each other. They show the creative development in the City centre.
Muralla Roja (United Kingdom)
When I photographed La Muralla Roja, it felt like being in a De Chirico painting for the dreamlike feel of the place. This image encapsulates for me the sense of light and colour in photography that I enjoy most, and which are important to my work. The blue frame offers a cinematic view as entering into a new dimension and the soft tones of the early morning light captures the calmness and quietness of the building in its setting.
Adam Regan (@adamreganfoto), United Kingdom
Bexhill Promenade Shelter (United Kingdom)
It is an elegant and appealing solution to a mundane problem.
Debdatta Chakraborty, India
Skywards (Czech Republic)
The House of the Black Madonna is a cubist building in the “Old Town” area of Prague, Czech Republic. The building was designed and built between 1911 and 1912 . Josef Gocár built the house as the first example of cubist architecture in Prague, and it remains probably the most celebrated.
Volker Sander, Germany
At work (United Arab Emirates)
The photo is an example of needful interaction between humans and buildings. Without the busy people cleaning the giant glass frames of the tower the building would look quite ugly.
All images are courtesy from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), an institution that promotes the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society.
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