British photographer Matt Emmett, who specialises in capturing scenes of derelict and historical architecture, won the hearts of the judges with his depiction of the East London Waterworks Company’s 19th-century covered reservoir. This is the first time in the award’s four-year history that a photograph of a historic building has been given the prize.
Judge Ulrich Müller, Architect and Director at Architektur Galerie Berlin, said: “The breadth of the architectural photography presented to us was amazing. With their own distinctive view, the photographers opened our eyes for a second time and helped us to discover things we hadn’t previously appreciated. I found this extremely enriching.”
This year, the awards were split into four categories: ‘Exteriors’, ‘Interiors’, ‘Sense of Place’ and ‘Buildings in Use’. Here are some of the highlights of shots taken from talented architectural photographers across the globe.
The winning image, alongside the other shortlisted entries, will feature in an exhibition entitled Building Images at Sto Werkstatt, London during February 2017. The images will also feature in an exhibition at Architektur Galerie in Berlin, during March 2017.
See the rest of the shortlisted images here. Which do you think deserved to win? Write your comments below.