2016 Winners & Finalists


Roman Robroek

Winner, 2016

This beautiful control room is one of a kind and is built in a beautiful art-deco style.


Jonathan Walland
This is part of a series of photographs demonstrating how the absence of light can be used to divert the attention of the observer towards what the photographer intended to highlight.

Flatiron Building in the Snowstorm

Michele Palazzo
New York City’s iconic Flatiron building emerges from the blizzard like the bow of a giant ship plowing through the wind and the snow. Taken during the historic coastal storm “Jonas” on January 23rd, 2016 the photograph went viral during the aftermath of the storm.


Shibasish Saha
In this frame men as well as women are working very hard to feed their individual families. Women forget their pain and work alongside the men in a brick field.

Sancaklar Mosque 2

Bulent Suberk
Modern architecture as a non-traditional mosque.

People's Friendship Arch

Oleksandr Nesterovskyi
The photo shows the combination of nature and architecture, the harmony in combination of titanium arch height of 30 meters and a tree.


Gina Soden
A fine example of Moorish architecture - but in a castle in Italy. These rooms were all hand designed and painted by one man who had the vision to build this beautiful castle and open it as a hotel.

He and the Bridge

Oleg Dashkov
‘Riga’s Tower Counter’ keeps his records during any season rain or shine, wet or fine. Is he distracted by the beauty of the cable bridge I wonder?

The Gherkin

James Tarry
This series is about looking past imperfections and ‘incorrect’ architectural photography techniques. They are created using a 4x5 technical film camera by forcing the perspective and focus. The expired Kodak Ektachrome is then developed in the ‘wrong' chemicals to produce these big slabs of often other worldly colour. These are flawed and hopefully challenging, just like some of the buildings themselves.

The Hive

Marco Grassi
Since June 2016, everything has changed in Larung Gar, but almost nobody knows about that. What before was the largest Buddhist settlement in the world and a remote place out of the modern society where nuns and monks led a passive life, is now being demolished by Chinese authorities.

The Turbo Dandelion Wind Farm

Derek Snee
Imagine if we could use plants to harvest wind! Well now we can. Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, I give you ‘The Turbo Dandelion Wind Farm’!

Coast Minimalism

Senad Tahmaz
Unusual, minimalistic view of the architecture detail.


Naf Selmani
The Hive - Kew Gardens' spectacular new bee-inspired sculpture seen from below as one of the visitor lays on the top glass floor to pose for pictures. This multi-sensory experience integrates art, science and landscape architecture.


Enrique Gimenez-Velilla
This photo seeks to pay homage to all the clever unknown workers that still build and maintain built infrastructure in the developing world. Jeporeka is a Paraguayan Guarani word that roughly translates into make do.

Changing Landscape 1

Barbara Rossi
I took this photo in deconstruction, it shows transformation, action and beauty.

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