The 2011 Gallery

Winners, Finalists & Highly Commended Photographs

Winners & Finalists

Of the hundreds of photographs submitted to the competition, just 12 are shortlisted. 

2011Judges' Choice Winner

The last tower

Photographer: Zoltán Balogh
The photo was taken: Esztergom, Hungary
Camera used: Konica Minolta 7D+Sigma 10-20mm
Photographer's Comments:
The old boat loader building next to the bank of the river Danube looks like a remnant of a forgotten civilization.

2011Public's Choice Winner

Level Seventeen

Photographer: Nieva German
The photo was taken: Bishopsgate Tower, London, UK
Camera used: Canon EOS 550D
Photographer's Comments:
People in an empty 17th floor, as if they were part of a photo montage. A non-space, a white empty room, a standard universal office floor.

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A Moment of Intensity

Photographer: Adam Goldsmith
The photo was taken: The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel
Camera used: Canon 5d
Photographer's Comments:
The Wailing Wall in the old city is a building that is interacted with more than any other. I was able to capture this shot of raw emotion between a man and the wall.

Staircase 2

Photographer: Christian Morris
The photo was taken: Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
Camera used: Nikon D60
Photographer's Comments:
Designed by Denys Lasdun, I would expect that every corner of this building alludes to some form of artistic composition. I found that this shot best captured the essence of the building.

Ghosts of the future

Photographer: Paul Greenwood
The photo was taken: Barcelona
Camera used: Nikon D50
Photographer's Comments:
This shows the beauty of Barcelona's past but in the context of it future hence the sheets over the building.


Photographer: Antoni Georgiev
The photo was taken: Sofia, Bulgaria
Camera used: Nikon D80
Photographer's Comments:
This tower block is one of many. It is not particularly different from any other. It has 24 floors, 2 entrances and 5 apartments on each floor, with an average of 3 people in an apartment, that adds up to roughly 600 people.

Ghosts of the Underground

Photographer: Christopher Drummond
The photo was taken: An underground station in London, UK
Camera used: Canon EOS 400D Digital SLR Camera
Photographer's Comments:
People, over time, leave traces in the buildings they inhabit. The image shows a patina of collected fleeting moments from life’s daily routine. In reflecting on traces like these, design becomes an iterative process. This is fundamental to the art of building.

Cabled City

Photographer: Eric Chan
The photo was taken: Canary Wharf, London, UK
Camera used: Nikon D700 & 50mm 1.4D
Photographer's Comments:
To many people, this may be seen as a facade only for a building to give the aesthetic quality and protection of a building. My vision to this is rather distinctive as a futuristic Cabled City.

Golden Moment

Photographer: Mirza Shoaib
The photo was taken: Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia
Camera used: Canon 5D Mark ii
Photographer's Comments:
When the sun lights up in the morning, it creates a golden moment to the children who to come to play here. That is how a structure becomes successful - it does not just create beauty for people - it creates golden memories.

Rooftop Walk

Photographer: David Poultney
The photo was taken: On the roof of the IBC/MPC on the Olympic Park, London, UK
Camera used: Canon 5d MK11
Photographer's Comments:
Checking his work, the long and lonely walk across the gigantic roof by the roofing contractor at the International Broadcast Centre on the Olympic Park, Stratford (The building is large enough to house five 747’s).

Work from series Lost

Photographer: Alnis Stakle
The photo was taken: La Défense, Paris, France
Camera used: Hasselblad 205TCC
Photographer's Comments:
The work series LOST is both documentary & autobiographical psycho geography based investigation into complicated ties between human beings and their physical environment.

Old Gazebo

Photographer: Alan Kempster
The photo was taken: Dumfries, Scotland
Camera used: Panasonic FZ18
Photographer's Comments:
This simple Gazebo, well over 100 years old, still displays its original creativity, while the man and his dog carry on enjoying the building.

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