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“The Piazza Duomo from the Arengario Balconi of the Palazzo dell’Arengario, Museo del 900 in Milan, Italy, by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari”, Sense of Place Shortlist. (Photo: Marco Tagliarino/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Architectural photographers from around the world submitted their best images for the Architectural Photography Awards and now the 20 finalists have been announced. The competition, organized by the World Architecture Festival, attracted entries from 47 countries and the finalists’ images will be exhibited at the WAF in Amsterdam.

The five images selected in each of the four categories – Interiors, Exteriors, Buildings in Use and Sense of Place – underscore the artistry of architectural photography. From the interior of an abandoned Soviet-era sanatorium to the elegant curves of the Liege-Guillemins train station in Calatrava, Belgium, the photographs highlight the unique beauty of each building. Interestingly, one piece of architecture was so inspiring that two photographers photographed it in the finale. Both Omer Kanipak and Jeff Eden photographed Wolfgang Buttress’ The Beehive in England’s Kew Gardens, each adding their own unique touch to the space. Eden’s image is an atmospheric exterior shot of Buttress’s building in the winter fog, while Kanipak’s image shows how appealing the building is to children.

A panel of experts including Richard Bryant (Photographer), Alan Capel (Content Director at Alamy) and Architect James Timberlake (Founder and Partner at KieranTimberlake) will select winners from these four categories, as well as two other categories: Portfolio and Mobile. The new Portfolio category features 46 photographs of an architectural project, while the Mobile category is for photos taken with mobile devices.

The public will also have their say at the World Architecture Festival, taking place November 28-30, 2018, by voting for a People’s Choice winner. Each category winner will receive a cash prize of $3,000 at the awards gala that will be held on the final night of WAF.

20 images have been announced as finalists in the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“The Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK by Wolfgang Buttress”, Shortlisted “Buildings in Use”. (Photo: Omer Kanipak/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“The Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK in Winter”, Sense of Place Shortlist. (Photo: Jeff Eden/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“A Soviet-era “Sacartvelo” sanatorium with a stray dog ​​and rubbish in the town of Tskaltubo in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, designed by architect Kalashniko”, Shortlist “Buildings in Use”. (Photo: Ryan Koopmans/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“The ceiling of the Liege-Guillemins railway station in Belgium by Santiago Calatrava”, Interior Shortlist. (Photo: Suraj Garg/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“A semi-abandoned power station in Kelenfold, Budapest, Hungary”, interior picklist. (Photo: Roman Robroek/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“The Vortex, Bloomberg Headquarters, London, UK by Foster + Partners”, interior shortlist. (Photo: James Newton/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“Floaters on riverside opposite Raffles City Chongqing building, China by Safdie Architects”, Sense of Place Shortlist. (Photo: Zhu Wenqiao/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“Neuschwanstein Castle in Winter”, Sense of Place Shortlist. (Photo: Dirk Vonten/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“Apartment building in Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain”, exterior picklist. (Photo: Marius Liutkevicius/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

All photographs will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“The Vantablack Pavilion, Pyeongchang, South Korea by Asif Khan”, Shortlisted “Buildings in Use”. (Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA”, list of buildings in use. (Photo: Brad Feinknopf/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“Azur Arena in Antibes, France by Auer Weber Architects”, Shortlist “Buildings Used”. (Photo: Aldo Amoretti/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“The Perforated Concrete Skin of Vm Estancia in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by KSM Architecture”, Exterior Shortlist. (Photo: BRSSreenag/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“The Théodore Gouvy Theater in Freyming-Merlebach, France by Dominique Coulon & Associés”, Interior Shortlist. (Photo: Eugeni Pons/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“The Ouse Valley Viaduct in Sussex, UK by David Mocatta”, Interior Shortlist. (Photo: Andrew Robertson/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“The Bank of China Tower, Ningbo China by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP”, conformation shortlist. (Photo: He Zhenuan/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“Long Museum West Bund Shanghai, China by Atelier Deshaus”, exterior shortlist. (Photo: Pawel Paniczko/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Border Crossing Facility by ECADI”, exterior shortlist. (Photo: Shao Feng/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

“The Seashore Chapel in Qinhuangdao, China by Vector Architects”, Sense of Place Shortlist. (Photo: Ai Qing/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht)

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos from the World Architecture Festival.

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