The Architectural Photography Awards 2019 announces shortlisted entries

The 24 shortlisted entries from 6 categories will be exhibited at the WAF in Amsterdam from 4-6 December where visitors can vote for the winners
  • November 11, 2019

  • Images courtesy of the World Architecture Festival

The Architectural Photography Awards 2019, sponsored by Sto and supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) announced the twenty-four shortlisted entries to the six categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, Buildings in Use, Mobile, and Portfolio. This year’s theme for the Mobile category is ‘Shelter,’ while the theme for the Portfolio category is ‘Social Housing.’ Both of the latter categories will be pre-judged.

The shortlist consists of four entries from 6 categories, selected from nearly 2000 entries from 42 countries, 29 percent of which are from the UK. The photographs will be exhibited at the WAF in Amsterdam from 4-6 December where visitors can vote for the winners. The winners of the Mobile and Portfolio categories and the people’s choice vote, as well as the overall winner, will be announced at the WAF Gala Dinner on the last day of the festival.

The judging panel includes John McElgunn, Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; Pawel Paniczko, the overall and portfolio category winner of The Architectural Photography Awards 2018; Ben van Berkel, Principal Architect of UNStudio and Founder of UNSense; Mike Taylor, Principal, Hopkins Architects; Murat Tabanlioglu, Founding Partner, Tabanlioglu Architects; Ellie Stathaki, Architecture Editor, Wallpaper* magazine; Richard Bryant, Hon. FRIBA, architectural photographer; and Katy Harris, Head of Communications, Foster + Partners.

Exterior

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Generali Tower, Milan, Italy by Zaha Hadid shot by Marco Tagliarino
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China Resources Headquarters, Shenzhen, China by Kohn Pedersen Fox shot by Su Zhewei
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The Twist Museum, Kistefos Sculpture Park, Jevnaker, Norway by Bjarke Ingels Group shot by Laurian Ghinitoiu
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Guardian Art Center, Beijing, China by Büro Ole Scheeren shot by Aurelien Chen

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 Interior

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The reflection of the main hall in a glass case at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK shot by Thomas Knowles
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Grundtvig’s Church, Copenhagen, Denmark by Peder Jensen-Klint shot by Joris Hoogstede
BingDing Wood Kiln Factory in Qiancheng village, China, by AZL Architects shot by He Zhenhuan
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Hill of the Buddha, Makomanai Takino Cemetery Sapporo, Japan by Tadao Ando shot by Vincent Wu

Sense of Place

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The Twist Museum, Kistefos Sculpture Park, Jevnaker, Norway by Bjarke Ingels Group shot by Laurian Ghinitoiu
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The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal by Amanda Levete shot by Inge Schuster
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Housing in Irkutsk, Russia shot by Ma ChengRong
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Aerial view of the Camp Adventure Observation Tower, Gisselfeld Klosters Forest, Denmark by EFFEKT shot by Marco de Groot

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Buildings in Use

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An office building in Tokyo, Japan shot by Yi-Hsien Lee
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The Schmela Haus, Dusseldorf, Germany by Aldo van Eyck shot by Mohammad Almudhhi
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Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania by 51N4E shot by Laurian Ghinitoiu
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The Vessel, New York City, USA by Heatherwick Studio shot by Joan Muñoz Arango

Portfolio

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Bairro da Bouça, Porto, Portugal by Álvaro Siza Vieira shot by Claire Tucker
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Pingdingshan Farmhouse, Pingdingshan, Henang, China by TJAD Original Design Studio shot by Zhang Yong
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Social housing in Cuba shot by Inge Schuster
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GHI transformation project – part of the’ Cité du Grand Parc’ in Bordeaux, France by Lacaton & Vassal, Druot, Hutin shot by Laurian Ghinitoiu

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Mobile

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Seoul City Wall Visitor Pavilion, Seoul, Korea by Jo Jinman Architects shot by Jim Kostecky
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Hill of the Buddha, Makomanai Takino Cemetery Sapporo, Japan by Tadao Ando shot by Vincent Wu
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Napavilions, Xi’an, China by Geoffrey von Oeyen shot by Tan Xiao
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Bathing Pavilion Tossols-Basil, Olot, Spain by RCR Arquitectes shot by Tzu Chin Yu

The overall winner from the four main categories—Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use—will receive a prize of $3000; the Portfolio category prize is $1000 and the Mobile category will have two winners—the public’s and the WAF visitors’ choice—each receiving a prize of $250. The public vote for the Mobile category is open until 12pm on 6 December.

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