Gallery: Architecture & Urban Spaces

Larung Gar buddhist academy

1° classified

Author: Jørgen Johanson (NO)

Location: Sertar, Sichuan Province (China)

Description: Houses for the 40.000 monks and nuns sprawl all over the valley at the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy also known as the Serthar Buddhist Institute. Larung Gar is located in a very remote area in the the Larung Valley at an elevation of 4,000 meters. The thousands of small wooden houses perched on the mountain make up the largest and influential center of Buddhist studies in the world.


The Selegie House

2° classified

Author: Swee Oh (US)

Location: Rochor District (Singapore)

Description: The Selegie House is one of the tallest and oldest public housing buildings in Singapore constructed in the Sixtees. The integration of order and disorder is Swee's vision when creating this image. She was drawn to the brutalist architectural look in shades of grey and red and the orderly texture and rhythm.


Palace of Light

3° classified

Author: Joe Smith (MT)

Location: Valletta (Malta)

Description: This walk-through inflatable palace of light and colour is a project called Luminaria by the Architects of Air who specialise in inflatable architectural design. It is a traveling piece of architecture and was on show in Malta in 2011.


N° king william

Honorable Mention

Author: Bente Andermahr (AU)

Location: Adelaide (Australia)

Description: Architectural trends of today allows a building of the Sixtees to have a new, fresh facelift that inspires the creative use of shape and colour. Bente was captured by the regular pattern punctuated by the colours and the shapes thus cheering the street up.


Urban frame

Honorable Mention

Author: Valentina Galvagno (IT)

Location: Turin (Italy)

Description: A portion of skyscraper, like many others in the city, which more than other appeals for its colorful and squared shapes. A large number of flats, so close and so similar to each other, like many small cells in a large hive. Homogeneous cells, holding however, different life stories and different people.


The lighthouse of whales

Honorable Mention

Author: Massimo Della Latta (IT)

Location: Ile de Re, San Clemente (France)

Description: The scale of the lighthouse whalesFifty seven meters high, two hundred and fifty seven steps to enjoy the landscape. Massimo felt the real emotion when from the ground floor he looked up to the top and saw the beauty and perfection of this spiral staircase and the natural light that invaded all around it.


Stairway to heaven

Honorable Mention

Author: Maciej Lulko (PL)

Location: Poznan (Poland)

Description: Interior view of a modernist department store, called "Okr?glak", built in Poznan in 1948-1954 and designed by polish architect Marek Leykam. It is one of the most recognized and unique modernist buildings in Poland.


Rhapshody in blue

Honorable Mention

Author: Vicente Moraga Costoso (ES)

Location: Valencia (Spain)

Description: Vicente had in mind to shoot this photograph to show the whole structure of the building including the presence of a person too. Finally, after an hour and a half waiting, this cyclist appeared. The issue has been shifted into blue to get the effect for this "Rhapsody in blue".


Lines

Honorable Mention

Author: Albery Santini Júnior (BR)

Location: Brasília (Brazil)

Description: The Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. The photo represents the contrast between the architecture of the main palace and his annex buildings. The image creates patterns of lines and shadows bringing a curious symmetry.


Burj Khalifa

Honorable Mention

Author: Ronny Behnert (DE)

Location: Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Description: The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, is an amazing and fascinating building made out of glass. During his trip to the United Arab Emirates Ronny was able to take a long exposure of this huge skyscraper.


Skyline Dubai

Honorable Mention

Author: Selzer Klaus-Peter (DE)

Location: Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Description: Klaus intention was to show the imposing architecture of the city of Dubai with its enormous buildings. He searched a spot with a fantastic view of the skyline and he found it behind the Emirates Towers Hotel. To create the image Klaus took 8-10 vertical pictures and than he stitched them together with a little bit of optimisation with Photoshop and he created this panoramic view.


The stars under

Remarkable Award

Author: Massimo Della Latta (IT)


Untitled

Remarkable Award

Author: Mauro Cenci (IT)


The eco monster on the sea

Remarkable Award

Author: Francesco Barbera (IT)


Lines

Remarkable Award

Author: Vicente Moraga Costoso (ES)


Steel legs

Remarkable Award

Author: Marco Misuri (IT)


Calatrava

Remarkable Award

Author: Enrique Lopez-Tapia (ES)


Hope

Remarkable Award

Author: Laurian Ghinitoiu (DE)


Niemeyer

Remarkable Award

Author: Enrique Lopez-Tapia (ES)