These pictures might win the Architectural Photography Awards for 2019

The jury is picking winners from 2,000 entries in six categories. People can select the overall winner at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam

Every year, the wonderful crafts of photography and architecture meet in one place — the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam. And 2019 won’t be any different.  

The jury has selected four pictures in each category — Marco Tagliarino/APA19/Sto
The jury has selected four pictures in each category — Marco Tagliarino/APA19/Sto
 

For this year’s Architectural Photography Awards, the jury is picking winners from 2,000 entries overall. They have divided them into six categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, Buildings in Use, Mobile with this year’s theme of Shelter, and Portfolio with the theme of Social Housing. 

Yesterday, the organizers revealed a shortlist of four pictures per each category. The judges were asked to look beyond the architecture and consider the composition, use of scale and the photographers’ sensitivity to atmosphere. 

The photographs will be exhibited at WAF in Amsterdam from 46 December where visitors can vote for the winners. The results will be announced during the WAF Gala Dinner on Friday, 6 December.

People can choose the winners at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam — Vincent Wu/APA19/Sto
People can choose the winners at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam — Vincent Wu/APA19/Sto
 

One of the members of the jury is Pawel Paniczko, Overall and Portfolio category winner of the Architectural Photography Awards 2018.

 “Judging was a very difficult and responsible task. It has taken much more time than I supposed. I found it extremely hard, especially in two categories — Exterior and Sense of Place — to select only four best images,” Paniczko said.  

“Many photographs were striking, creative, well thought out and composed. Some authors managed to capture, long-awaited in many situations, moments of perfect combination of light and architecture too. I tried to select the images that share my point of view on architectural photography — the ones that show knowledge and quality, as well as the atmosphere of the place.”

The competition is sponsored by Sto.

Shortlist for the Exterior category

Laurian Ghinitoiu from Romania took a photograph of The Twist Museum at the Kistefos Sculpture Park, Jevnaker, Norway — Laurian Ghinitoiu/APA19/Sto
Su Zhewei from China sent a picture of the China Resources Headquarters, Shenzhen, China by Kohn Pedersen Fox — Su Zhewei/APA19/Sto
Italian photographer Marco Tagliarino snapped the Generali Tower, Milan, Italy by Zaha Hadid — Marco Tagliarino/APA19/Sto
Aurelien Chen from France was selected for this photograph of the Guardian Art Center, Beijing, China by Büro Ole Scheeren — Aurelien Chen/APA19/Sto

 

Shortlist for the Interior category

Thomas Knowles from the UK took a picture of the reflection of the main hall in a glass case at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK — Thomas Knowles/APA19/Sto
Joris Hoogstede from the Netherlands and his photograph of Grundtvig’s Church, Copenhagen, Denmark by Peder Jensen-Klint —Joris Hoogstede/APA19/Sto
He Zhenhuan from China snapped the BingDing Wood Kiln Factory in Qiancheng village, China by AZL Architects —  He Zhenhuan/APA19/Sto
Vincent Wu from Hong Kong, China with this photograph of Hill of the Buddha, Makomanai Takino Cemetery Sapporo, Japan by Tadao Ando — Vincent Wu/APA19/Sto

Shortlist for the Sense of Place category

Laurian Ghinitoiu from Romania with a photograph of The Twist Museum, Kistefos Sculpture Park, Jevnaker, Norway by Bjarke Ingels Group — Laurian Ghinitoiu/APA19/Sto
Inge Schuster from Denmark with a photograph of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal by Amanda Levete — Inge Schuster/APA19/Sto
Chinese photographer Ma ChengRong took a picture of housing in Irkutsk, Russia — Ma ChengRong/APA19/Sto
Marco de Groot from the Netherlands and his photograph of an aerial view of the Camp Adventure Observation Tower, Gisselfeld Klosters Forest, Denmark by EFFEKT — Marco de Groot/APA19/Sto

Shortlist for the Buildings in Use category

Yi-Hsien Lee from Taiwan and a photograph of an office building in Tokyo, Japan — Yi-Hsien Lee/APA19/Sto
Mohammad Almudhhi from Kuwait with a photograph of the Schmela Haus, Dusseldorf, Germany by Aldo van Eyck — Mohammad Almudhhi/APA19/Sto
Laurian Ghinitoiu from Romania with this photograph of Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania by 51N4E — Laurian Ghinitoiu/APA19/Sto
Joan Muñoz Arango from Colombia made a photograph of the Vessel, New York City, USA by Heatherwick Studio — Joan Muñoz Arango/APA19/Sto

Shortlist for the Social Housing category

Claire Tucker from the UK has come up with these photographs of Bairro da Bouça, Porto, Portugal by Álvaro Siza Vieira — Claire Tucker/APA19/Sto
Zhang Yong from China took pictures of Pingdingshan Farmhouse, Pingdingshan, Henang, China by TJAD Original Design Studio — Zhang Yong/APA19/Sto
Inge Schuster from Denmark, with these photographs of social housing in Cuba— Inge Schuster/APA19/Sto
Laurian Ghinitoiu from Romania made these photographs of the GHI transformation project – part of the’ Cité du Grand Parc’ in Bordeaux, France by Lacaton & Vassal, Druot, Hutin — Laurian Ghinitoiu/APA19/Sto

Shortlist for the Shelter category

Jim Kostecky from the USA used an iPhone SE a picture of the Seoul City Wall Visitor Pavilion, Seoul, Korea by Jo Jinman Architects —Jim Kostecky/APA19/Sto
Vincent Wu from Hong Kong, China use an iPhone 7 for this photograph of the Hill of the Buddha, Makomanai Takino Cemetery Sapporo, Japan by Tadao Ando— Vincent Wu/APA19/Sto
Tan Xiao from China with this photograph of Napavilions, Xi’an, China by Geoffrey von Oeyen, shot on an iPhone X — Tan Xiao/APA19/Sto
Tzu Chin Yu from Taiwan used a Samsung SM-G973F, this photograph of the Bathing Pavilion Tossols-Basil, Olot, Spain by RCR Arquitectes — Tzu Chin Yu/APA19/Sto