24 Awe-Inspiring Photos Shortlisted for the 2019 Architectural Photography Awards

The awards celebrate the best architectural photography from around the world.

The Architectural Photography Awards, of the World Architecture Festival, celebrate the best architectural photography from around the world. 2019 saw an impressive 2,000 participant entries from 42 countries. 

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This number has now been shortened to just 24 finalists. There are four in each of the four main categories: Exteriors, Interiors, Sense of Place, and Buildings in Use.

The Portfolio category, with the theme of social housing, has six finalists. Finally, the Mobile category, with the theme of shelter, has two finalists.

Here are all the images shortlisted for your viewing pleasure.

Exteriors 

Ext 1
Generali Tower, Milan, Italy by Zaha Hadid shot by Marco Tagliarino
Ext 2
China Resources HQ, Shenzhen, China by Kohn Pedersen Fox shot by Su Zhewei
Ext 3
The Twist Museum, Kistefos Sculpture Park, Jevnaker, Norway by Bjarke Ingels Group shot by Laurian Ghinitoiu

Interiors

Int 5
The reflection of the main hall in a glass case at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London shot by Thomas Knowles
Int 6
Grundtvig's Church, Copenhagen, Denmark by Peder Jensen-Klint shot by Joris Hoogstede
Int 7
Grundtvig's Church, Copenhagen, Denmark by Peder Jensen-Klint shot by Joris Hoogstede
Int 8
Hill of the Buddha, Makomanai Takino Cemetery Sapporo, Japan by Tadao Ando shot by Vincent Wu

Sense of Place

So P 9
The Twist Museum, Kistefos Sculpture Park, Jevnaker, Norway by Bjarke Ingels Group shot by Laurian Ghinitoiu
So P 10
The Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology, Lisbon, Portugal by Amanda Levete shot by Inge Schuster
So P 11
Housing in Irkutsk, Russia shot by Ma ChengRong
So P 12
Aerial view of the Camp Adventure Observation Tower, Gisselfeld Klosters Forest, Denmark by EFFEKT shot by Marco de Groot

Buildings in Use Category

Bi U 13
An office building in Tokyo, Japan shot by Yi-Hsien Lee
Bi U 14
In Orbit, an art installation by artist Tomás Saraceno, K21 Ständehaus by Kiessler Architekten in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Bi U 15
Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania by 51N4E shot by Laurian Ghinitoiu
Bi U 16
The Vessel, New York City, USA by Heatherwick Studio shot by Joan Muñoz Arango

Portfolio Category: Social Housing

Portfolio 17
Bairro da Bouça, Porto, Portugal by Álvaro Siza Vieira shot by Claire Tucker
Portfolio 18
Pingdingshan Farmhouse, Pingdingshan, Henang, China by TJAD Original Design Studio shot by Zhang Yong
Portfolio 19
Social housing in Cuba shot by Inge Schuster
Portfolio 20
GHI transformation project - part of the' Cité du Grand Parc' in Bordeaux, France by Lacaton & Vassal, Druot, Hutin shot by Laurian Ghinitoiu

Mobile Category: Shelter

Mob 21
Seoul City Wall Visitor Pavilion, Seoul, Korea by Jo Jinman Architects shot by Jim Kostecky
Mob 22
Hill of the Buddha, Makomanai Takino Cemetery Sapporo, Japan by Tadao Ando shot by Vincent Wu
Mob 23

Napavilions, Xi'an, China by Geoffrey von Oeyen shot by Tan Xiao

 
Mob 24
Bathing Pavilion Tossols-Basil, Olot, Spain by RCR Arquitectes shot by Tzu Chin Yu
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