This picturesque shot of a swimming pool, taken by Terrence Zhang, has been nominated as the architectural photograph of the year 2017. The winner was revealed at the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2017 which took place at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin last week.
The stunning image is simple in its formation, but captures almost perfect symmetry and light that floods through elliptical windows set into the barrel-vaulted ceiling of a swimming pool.
After much deliberation and fierce competition, this photo, taken within a new campus designed for Tianjin University by Chinese studio Atelier Li Xinggang, managed to beat 20 shortlisted photographs in the race for first place.
The prize is supported by acoustics specialists Sto, and all of the shortlisted photographs will be exhibited at the company’s exhibition space, Sto Werkstatt, in London.