WINNERS OF THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2018 ANNOUNCED
The Architectural Photography Awards 2018 winning image by Pawel Paniczko: the Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China by Atelier Deshaus
Pawel Paniczko from Stalybridge in Manchester, UK, with his photo of the Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China by Atelier Deshaus, is the overall winner of The Architectural Photography Awards 2018, which is sponsored by Sto and Dornbracht and supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and Picsel.
After 2 rounds of judging, over 1200 of entries from the 4 main categories - Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use - were whittled down to a shortlist of 20 images and the overall winner was voted for by visitors to WAF.
Pawel’s image, which he entered into the Exterior category winning him $3000, was announced as the overall winner at the WAF Gala dinner in Amsterdam on Friday 30th November.
Pawel is also the winner of the Portfolio category, a new category added to this year’s competition, as chosen by this year’s panel of judges, winning a $1000 prize with his 6 images of the Harbin Opera House, Harbin, China by MAD Architects.
Portfolio category winner: Pawel Paniczko’s images of the Harbin Opera House, Harbin, China by MAD Architects
The Mobile category, another new category added this year, has 2 winners, each winning a prize of $250. He Zhenhuan from China with his photo of an overpass in Chongqing, China, which was shot on an Apple iPhone SE, was chosen by our panel of judges, and John Pinder from Carshalton, UK wins the public vote with Half Spiral, an abstract photo of a spiral staircase, which was shot on a Samsung Galaxy S8. Votes were cast via the competition website.
Mobile category winners: Left, judges’ winner, He Zhenhuan’s photo of an overpass in Chongqing, China and public-voters’ winner, John Pinder’s Half Spiral, an abstract photo of a spiral staircase
Overall and Portfolio winner Pawel Paniczko says: “I love to photograph buildings that create emotions and both Long Museum West Bund and Harbin Opera House were these kinds of structures. Spending a time in and around these buildings, watching how people interact with them and how the light changes in the course of a day, was truly inspirational. That helped me to catch the essence of the buildings presented in my images. Shooting in China on my own was logistically challenging but also a fantastic experience.
I am extremely delighted and proud that my work has been appreciated and that I have won The Architectural Photography Awards 2018. Winning 2 categories wasn't something that I was expecting at all. Especially a portfolio category - it has a huge meaning for me personally, as it proves that I can create a meaningful set of photographs presenting the subject at its best.”
The Award and certificates were accepted on behalf of the winners by Architectural Photography Awards founder, Lynne Bryant and Ulrike Stotmeister, ambassador of the Stotmeister family, during the WAF Gala dinner.
Turkish photographer Omer Kanipak, with this image of the Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK designed by Wolfgang Buttress is the winner of the Buildings in Use category, Andrew Robertson from the UK with his image of the Ouse Valley viaduct in Sussex, UK designed by David Mocatta is the winner of the Interior category and Marco Tagliarino from Italy with his image of the Piazza Duomo from the Arengario Balconi of the Palazzo dell'Arengario, Museo del 900 in Milan, Italy designed by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari is the winner of the Sense of Place category.
From left, Buildings in Use category winner: Omer Kanipak’s image of the Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK;
Interior category winner: Andrew Robertson’s image of the Ouse Valley viaduct in Sussex, UK;
Sense of Place category winner: Marco Tagliarin’s image of the Piazza Duomo from the Arengario Balconi of the Palazzo dell'Arengario, Museo del 900 in Milan, Italy
SHORTLIST FOR THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2018 REVEALED
Monday 1st October 2018: The Architectural Photography Awards 2018, sponsored by Sto, Dornbracht and supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and PICSEL, reveals its 20 shortlisted photographs.
The Architectural Photography Awards highlights the expertise of architectural photography and aims to focus on the skill and creativity of the photographer. Introducing 2 new categories - Mobile and Portfolio to the original Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use categories, has contributed to a record number of budding and professional photographers participating. Entries have been across 47 countries; the top 4 are 28% UK, 20% USA. 6% Germany, 5% China.
The 20 shortlisted images have been selected by our international panel of judges from the 4 main categories - Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use. The 20 photographs will be exhibited at WAF in Amsterdam from 28th-30th November where visitors to the Festival can cast their vote for the overall winner of the 4 main categories. The overall winner will be announced during the WAF Gala Dinner on Friday 30th November along with the winners of the pre-judged Portfolio and Mobile categories.
Public voting is still open for the Mobile category until 12pm Friday 30th November.
Project: Long Museum West Bund Shanghai, China by Atelier Deshaus
Photographer: Pawel Paniczko
Project: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Border Crossing Facility by Arcplus ECADI
Photographer: Shao Feng
Project: the Bank of China Tower, Ningbo China by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Photographer: He Zhenhuan
Project: The perforated concrete skin of Vm Estancia in Chennai,Tamil Nadu, India by KSM Architecture
Project: Apartment building in Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain
Photographer: Marius Liutkevicius
Project: The Vantablack Pavilion, Pyeongchang, South Korea by Asif Khan
Photographer: Laurian Ghinitoiu
Project: A Soviet-era Sanatorium "Sacartvelo" with a stray dog and rubbish, in the town of Tskaltubo in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia designed by architect Kalashniko
Photographer: Ryan Koopmans
Project: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
Photographer: Brad Feinknopf
Project: Azur Arena in Antibes, France by Auer Weber architects
Photographer: Aldo Amoretti
Project: The Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK by Wolfgang Buttress
Photographer: Omer Kanipak
Project: The Seashore Chapel in Qinhuangdao, China by Vector Architects
Photographer: Ai Qing
Project: The Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK during winter by Wolfgang Buttress
Photographer: Jeff Eden
Project: Castle Neuschwanstein in winter
Photographer: Dirk Vonten
Project: The Ouse Valley viaduct in Sussex, UK by David Mocatta
Photographer: Andrew Robertson
Project: The Piazza Duomo from the Arengario Balconi of the Palazzo dell'Arengario, Museo del 900 in Milan, Italy by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari
Photographer: Marco Tagliarino
Project: The ceiling of Liège-Guillemins station in Belgium by Santiago Calatrava
Photographer: Suraj Garg
Project: A semi-abandoned power station in Kelenfold, Budapest, Hungary
Photographer: Roman Robroek
Project: The Théodore Gouvy Theatre in Freyming-Merlebach, France by Dominique Coulon & Associés
Photographer: Eugeni Pons
Project: Swimmers on the riverside opposite the construction of Raffles City Chongqing, China by Safdie Architects
Photographer: Zhu Wenqiao
Project: The Vortex, Bloomberg headquarters, London, UK by Foster + Partners
Photographer: James Newton
James Timberlake, FAIA Partner from US based architectural firm, KieranTimberlake and one of the judges on this year’s panel said: "I’ve had so much fun, and so enjoyed, looking at these images and soaking them in - some incredible work."
The overall winner of the 4 main categories will receive a cash prize of $3000; the Portfolio category prize is $1000 and the Mobile category will have 2 winners - the public’s choice and the judges’ choice each receiving a prize of $250.
Our panel comprises architectural and photography professionals including those in positions to commission photography:
James Timberlake, FAIA Partner, KieranTimberlake
Amy Croft, Curator, Sto Werkstatt
Katy Harris, Head of Communications, Foster + Partners
Richard Bryant, Hon. FRIBA and architectural photographer
Terrence Zhang winner of The Architectural Photography Awards 2017
Roy Meiklejon, BIPP Ambassador and Account Director, AIM Risk Services
Alan Capel, Head of Content, Alamy
Paul Mottram, Co-Founder of Line & Light
Rainer Sladek, Designligna, Bureau for Visual Communication and Interior Design
Sandra Barclay & Jean Pierre Crousse, Founders of Barclay & Crousse Architecture
Kimberly Hoang, Picture Editor at The Guardian
Sven Ullrich, Head of Global Marketing, Dornbracht Group
Thursday 30th August 2018: Judges Katy Harris from Foster + Partners, Kimberly Hoang, picture editor for The Guardian and architectural photographer, Richard Bryant cast their eyes over the entries from the Portfolio category at the Foster+Partners office in central London:
Thursday 22nd August 2018: The panel of judges got together for the first round of judging at Sto Werkstatt in London: