Finalists for 2017 Arcaid Photography Awards

John Hill
3. October 2017
Arcaid's 2016 Architectural Photographer of the Year Award: Matt Emmett's photo of the Covered Reservoir, Finsbury Park, London

The overall winner will be decided at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin, where visitors will cast their votes over the course of WAF's three days (15-17 November). Each finalist in the four categories – Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, Buildings In Use – is highlighted below.

This editor served as one of the principle judges and is quoted in Arcaid's announcement of the finalists:

It’s been a great pleasure serving on the jury for the 2017 Arcaid Awards. That process has revealed images of a consistently high quality with subjects that this architectural writer is familiar with, while also revealing buildings and places that are unknown and unexpected. More than just informing people about the existence of such places, the best photos go beyond that and entice people to learn more about the buildings, cities, and landscapes – maybe even booking a flight to see them firsthand. That feeling hit me on numerous occasions.

The full list of principle judges:
  • Amy Croft, Curator, Sto Werkstatt
  • Mark Dytham & Astrid Klein, Klein Dytham Architecture
  • Matt Emmett, Photographer and winner of the Arcaid Awards 2016
  • Katy Harris, Senior Partner and  Head of Communications, Foster+Partners
  • David Jenkins, Publisher, Circa Press
  • John Hill, Editor of the World-Architects eMagazine
  • Kate Goodwin, Head of Architecture & Drue Heinz, Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts
  • Richard Bryant, Photographer, Hon.FRIBA, Hon.Doc.Design Kingston University
  • Andrew Chen, Cendes Design Studio

Exterior Finalists

David Crawford: Samsung Electronics HQ building in San Jose, California by NBBJ
Adam Letch: A recently completed chapel built on Bosjes farm in Ceres, Cape Town by Steyn Studio
Brian Rose: North wall of the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Wison Tungthunya: SALA Ayutthaya, a hotel in Ayutthaya, Thailand by Onion Co. Ltd.
Laurian Ghinitoiu: Sumida Hokusai Museum in Tokyo by Kazuyo Sejima

Interior Finalists

Terrence Zhang: Gymnasium of New Campus of Tianjin University, China by Atelier Li Xinggang
Yao Li: Dongzhuang-Building Museum of the Western Regions, China by Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute
Wison Tungthunya: Baan Moom, a private residence in Bangkok, Thailand by Integrated Field
Zhenfei Wang: Tianrenhe Museum, Hangzhou, China by HHDFUN
Ryan Koopmans: Ponte City Apartments in Johannesburg, South Africa by architect Manfred Hermer

Sense of Place Finalists

Terrence Zhang: Folk Art Museum, China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, China by Kengo Kuma
Fabio Mantovani: Choi Hung Estate in Hong Kong
Tom Roe: Messner Mountain Museum Corones, Bolzano, South Tyrol in Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects
Conchi Martínez: Museum of Pop Culture (formerly known as the EMP Museum) by Frank Gehry in Seattle, Washington
Tom Stahl: Black Rock Lighthouse Service in the Nevada desert

Buildings In Use Finalists

Terrence Zhang: Gymnasium of the New Campus of Tianjin University, China by Atelier Li Xinggang
Siyuan Ma: Selegie House in Singapore by the Housing and Development Board, Singapore
Martine Hamilton Knight: Derby Arena Velodrome, UK by Faulkner Browns Architects
David Borland: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Museum, Aarhus, Denmark by schmidt hammer lassen / Olafur Eliasson
Tom Stahl: An office building in Beijing, China

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