16 Best Architecture Photos of the Year

The Architectural Photography Awards, hosted by Arcaid Images, have announced the winner, runner-up and shortlisted images for this year’s best architecture photos.


Overall Winner: Trollstigen, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekten
Category: Sense of Place — Images should show buildings or spaces in their wider context and environment. Photographer: Ken Schluchtmann.


Overall Runner-Up: Dalian Congress Centre, China by Coop Himmelblau Architects
Category: Sense of Place — Images should show buildings or spaces in their wider context and environment. Photographer: Duccio Malagamba.


The Blue Planet, Denmark by 3XN
Category: Exteriors — Images should be of the exterior of a building communicating the nature of that building. Photographer: Adam Mork.


Reindeer Pavilion, Norway, by Snohetta
Category: Exterior — Images should be of the exterior of a building communicating the nature of that building. Photographer: Ken Schluchtmann.


Absolute Towers, Canada by MAD Architects
Category: Exterior — Images should be of the exterior of a building communicating the nature of that building. Photographer: Large Bounhar.


Bruder Klaus Kapelle, Germany by Peter Zumthor
Category: Exterior — Images should be of the exterior of a building communicating the nature of that building. Photographer: Tim Van DeVelde.


Dalian Congress Centre, China by Coop Himmelblau Architects
Category: Interior — Images should be of a building interior effectively communicating the space. Photographer: Duccio Malagamba.


Citta del Sole, Rome by Labics
Category: Interior — Images should be of a building interior effectively communicating the space. Photographer: Fernando Guerra.


Liverpool Central Library, England by Austin Smith: Lord
Category: Interior — Images should be of a building interior effectively communicating the space. Photographer: Keith Hunter.


Shanghai Museum of Glass, China by Coordination
Category: Interior — Images should be of a building interior effectively communicating the space. Photographer: Ken Schluchtmann.


Approaching the Shanghai South Railway Station in Shanghai, China
Category: Sense of Place — Images should show buildings or spaces in their wider context and environment. Photographer: James Leynse.


Tungeneset, Norway by Code Arkitektur
Category: Sense of Place — Images should show buildings or spaces in their wider context and environment. Photographer: Ken Schluchtmann.


Olympic Stadium, China by Herzog and de Meuron
Category: Building in Use — Images should show buildings in use by people. Photographer: Duccio Malagamba.


Patio des Escolas, Portugal by Jose Barra and Goncalo Bryne
Category: Building in Use — Images should show buildings in use by people. Photographer: Fernando Guerra.


Shangrila at Glastonbury Festival, England
Category: Building in Use — Images should show buildings in use by people. Photographer: Jim Stephenson.


Market Hall, Ghent, Belgium by Marie-Josée van Hee and Robbrecht & Daem Architects
Category: Building in Use — Images should show buildings in use by people. Photographer: Tim Van DeVelde.

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