Shortlist for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards revealed

The shortlist for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards have been revealed, bringing together 20 atmospheric images of the built environment. Categories this year ranged from a “portfolio of an individual building to a single abstract: with a professional camera or on a mobile phone.”

The 2018 edition saw a record number of entries, with photographs from 47 countries. The 20 photographs were selected from four categories: exteriors, interiors, sense of place, and buildings in use.

The images will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam from 28th-30th November, where visitors can cast their vote for the winner, to be announced at the WAF Gala Dinner.

Buildings in Use category

The Hive, designed by Wolfgang Buttress, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, south-west London, by Omer Kanipak

Azur Arena, designed by Auer Weber architects, in Antibes, France, by Aldo Amoretti

Auburn University, Alabama, by Brad Feinknopf

A Soviet-era sanatorium, designed by Kalashniko, with a stray dog and rubbish, in Tskaltubo, Georgia, by Ryan Koopmans

Vantablack Pavilion, designed by Asif Khan, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, by Laurian Ghinitoiu

A block of flats in Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain, by Marius Liutkevicius

Exterior category

The perforated concrete skin of VM Estancia, designed by KSM Architecture, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, by B R S Sreenag

The Bank of China Tower, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, in Ningbo, by He Zhenuan

Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Border Crossing Facility, designed by ECADI, by Shao Feng


Long Museum West Bund, designed by Atelier Deshaus, in Shanghai, by Pawel Paniczko

Interior category

A semi-abandoned power station in Kelenfold, Budapest, by Roman Robroek

The Vortex, designed by Foster + Partners, at Bloomberg's European headquarters, in London, by James Newton

The Ouse Valley viaduct, designed by David Mocatta, in Sussex, by Andrew Robertson

The Théodore Gouvy Theatre, designed by Dominique Coulon & Associés, in Freyming-Merlebach, France, by Eugeni Pons

The ceiling of Liège-Guillemins station, designed by Santiago Calatrava, in Belgium, by Suraj Garg

Sense of Place category


The Piazza Duomo is seen from the Museo del 900's Arengario Balconi, designed by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari, in Milan's Palazzo dell'Arengario, by Marco Tagliarino

Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany, in winter by Dirk Vonten.

The Hive, designed by Wolfgang Buttress, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, south-west London, by Jeff Eden.

The Seashore Chapel, designed by Vector Architects, in Qinhuangdao, China, by Ai Qing

Swimmers on the riverside opposite the construction of Raffles City, designed by Safdie Architects, in Chongqing, China, by Zhu Wenqiao