Some of the worlds most talented architectural photographers were nominated for photograph of the year at the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2017 which took place at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin last week.
From a museum nestled in the mountains of South Tyrol to a bespoke chapel in South Africa, the world of architecture and photography were blown away by the beauty that was created by the designers and those that captured their work.
The shortlist was selected by a panel of judges that included Royal Academy of Arts curator Kate Goodwin, Klein Dytham Architecture founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, photographers Richard Bryant and Matt Emmett, and designer Andrew Chen.
The winning images not only captured the aesthetics of different architecture and space, but also went beyond recording the images by telling stories about the meaningful built environments
The annual award selects photographs in four categories – Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, and Building in Use. A selection of the shortlisted entries will also feature in an exhibition at Sto Werkstatt, London, in 2018.
Find out who won the overall award for photograph of the year here.
And the finalists were:
Sense of place: Choi Hung Estate, Hong Kong, photographed by Fabio Mantovani
Sense of place: Folk Art Museum, China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, China, by Kengo Kuma, photographed by Terrence Zhang
Sense of place: Messner Mountain Museum Corones, South Tyrol, Italy, by Zaha Hadid Architects, photographed by Tom Roe
Sense of place: Black Rock Lighthouse Service at Burning Man, Nevada, USA, photographed by Tom Stahl
Sense of place: Museum of the Pop Culture (formerly known as the EMP Museum), Seattle, USA, by Frank Gehry, photographed by Conchi Martínez
Buildings in use: Gymnasium of the New Campus of Tianjin University, China, by Atelier Li Xinggang, photographed by Terrence Zhang
Buildings in use: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark, by Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Olafur Eliasson, photographed by David Borland
Buildings in use: Selegie House, Singapore, by the Housing and Development Board, photographed by Siyuan Ma
Buildings in use: Derby Arena Velodrome, UK, by Faulkner Brown Architects, photographed by Martine Hamilton
Buildings in use: Office building, Beijing, China, photographed by Tom Stahl
Exterior: Bosjes Chapel, Ceres, Cape Town, South Africa, by Steyn Studio, photographed by Adam Letch
Exterior: Samsung Electronics HQ building in San Jose, California, USA, by NBBJ, photographed by David Crawford
Exterior: SALA Ayutthaya Hotel, Thailand, by Onion, photographed by Wison Tungthunya
Exterior: Sumida Hokusai Museum, Tokyo, Japan, by Kazuyo Sejima, photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu
Exterior: North wall of the Revel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, photographed by Brian Rose
Interior: Ponte City Apartments, Johannesburg, South Africa, photographed by Ryan Koopmans
Interior: Dongzhuang Building Museum of the Western Regions, China, by Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute, photographed by Yao Li
Interior: Gymnasium of the New Campus of Tianjin University, China, by Atelier Li Xinggang, photographed by Terrence Zhang
Interior: Tianrenhe Museum, Hangzhou, China, by HHDFUN, photographed by Zhenfei Wang
Interior: Baan Mom private residence, Bangkok, Thailand, by Integrated Field