Fernando Guerra's stunning image of Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés' EPFL Quartier Nord in Ecublens, Switzerland, has won the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award. Announced at the ongoing World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore, the image was selected by a panel of judges for its ability to "translate the sophistication of architecture into a readable and understandable two dimensions."
"The architecture itself is the focus and the image regarded only as the medium. The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award aims to put the focus onto the skill and creativity of the photographer," said the Award's organizers.
Each shortlisted image was judged on the merits of the photography for composition, sense of place, atmosphere and use of scale; Guerra had the highest scoring image overall.
"The high level of photography has made it a very difficult the task to choose the winners. The most important thing for us has been the concept and atmosphere of the images. How they have been perceived and expressed through the creativity and inspiration of the photographer," said architects and jury members Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga.
The runners up included...
Exteriors: Su Shengliang - Long Museum West Bund (Shanghai) / Atelier Deshaus
Sense of Place: Tom Roe - Kandalama Hotel (Dambulla, Sri Lanka) / Geoffrey Bawa
Interiors: Su Shengliang - Long Museum West Bund (Shanghai) / Atelier Deshaus
Buildings in Use: Tan Lingfei - Yick Cheong Building (Quarry Bay, Hong Kong)
The winners will be considered for the Photographer of the Year Award, won last year by Hufton + Crow who now serves as a judge.