The Arcaid Awards, which highlight the world’s best architectural photography of buildings every year, have just revealed the shortlist for the 2017 edition.
Arcaid Images has unveiled the shortlist of 20 images in the running for the title of World’s Best Building Image in their 2017 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. The annual award picks images in four sections – Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, and Building in Use – which is decided by an esteemed jury of designers, photographers and journalists based on their evocative quality, construction, use of scale and more.
“More than just informing people about the existence of such places, the best architectural photography go beyond that and entice people to learn more about the buildings, cities, and landscapes – maybe even booking a flight to see them firsthand. That feeling hit me on numerous occasions,” said jury member John Hill.
During the shortlisting process, a panel of judges was asked to select work that transposes “the sophistication of architecture into a readable and understandable two dimensions, to explain and extol the character, detail, and environment of the project”. The outcome is a distinct, global selection (although China dominates as a location) of both new and less recent architecture, caught at single and suggestive aims by the distinctive photographers.
The finalist photographs will be exhibited at this year’s World Architecture Festival in Berlin from November 15-17. Conference Convention will decide the overall winner, to be declared during the Gala Dinner at the event’s summit on November 17.