Architecture & Urban Spaces

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1st classified

Lona / Biala
by Gustav Willeit


The series BIALA has a geometrical guideline and its features were taken from urban architecture. The pictures don’t portray entire buildings, but just a chosen part of the facades, to accentuate the symmetry and modular geometry of the structures. By placing a selection of shape...

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2nd classified

Liling Ceramic Art City
by Tianming Zhang


Liling Ceramic Art City is the first phase of Liling Porcelain Valley. It is a large-scale industrial development project with the theme of promoting ceramic culture in Liling. It covers an area of 180 acres and a construction area of about 70,000 square meters. It was fully comp...

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3rd classified

Welcome to the Paradise - Pardis XIII
by Manolo Espaliú


In recent years, 1.5 million housing units have been built in Iran with the main goal of reversing migration to larger cities, where living standards are deteriorating due to traffic, pollution, and the high price of housing. These communities were erected in arid, almost deserti...

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Honorable mention

De Young Museum
by Swee Choo Oh


The De Young museum located in San Francisco is designed by Herzon De Meuron. The building is cladded with copper perforation panels which provide textures to represent light filtering through trees. The image is a fine art representation of the building, where the addition of a...

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Honorable mention

The Niemeyer's Work
by Juan Lopez Ruiz


The Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre, usually known as Niemeyer Centre, is a cultural center designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and is one of the many architectural jewels of Spain.

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Honorable mention

Quickstep
by Marcel Van Balken


Architectural space in a play of lights and shadows forms an almost surrealistic decor, where architecture begins to take on abstract forms, reinforced by the apparently disproportionate addition of man.

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Honorable mention

Aladdin's Lamp
by Ute Scherhag


The ArtScience Museum is located within the integrated resort of Marina Bay Sands in the center of Singapore. Opened in 2011, it is the world's first ArtScience museum, featuring major exhibitions that blend art, science, culture, and technology.

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Honorable mention

Low Angle
by Ahmad Kaddourah


A shot from the bottom of the Abu Dhabi World Trade Center. The complex was originally planned to house three skyscrapers, but the 2009 crisis forced contractors to abandon the construction of the Hotel Tower.

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Honorable mention

GZ Tower
by Narsiskus Tedy


The Canton Tower, also known as Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, was the highest building in the world for some time. It houses exhibition spaces, a conference center, restaurants, cafes, and a viewpoint, and is one of the most spectacular buildings in the world.

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Remarkable Artwork

Rising
by Olga Merrill


“Rising “ is one of my artworks from my ongoing black and white series “Urban Spirits “. My series contain images from many different cities wherever I found myself. This image was captured in Samara, Russia in 2018.

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Remarkable Artwork

Spidermen
by Enrico Patacca


In the background the skyscrapers of Manhattan, with fascinating volumes, graphics and colors, in the foreground the glass cleaners that work hanging on the glass and steel facades, like spider men.

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Remarkable Artwork

352 windows
by Valentina D'alia


The facade of a building in Rotterdam with its countless windows and a diagonal cut that emphasizes its partial rotation.

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Remarkable Artwork

The Dark Lobby
by Muhammad Almasri


I found this impressive lobby inside the huge Dubai Frame building, the lobby was crowded with visitors, I waited for a while until the lobby became empty of people to show the full architecture of the lobby.

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Remarkable Artwork

Central Mosque Cologne
by Frank Loddenkemper


The DİTİB Central Mosque Cologne is a mosque in Cologne, Germany, serving the Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion (DİTİB) as its central mosque. It was inaugurated in 2018.

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Remarkable Artwork

... e atleti
by Marco Bozzato


The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, also known as the Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro, is a monumental building located in Rome in the modern EUR district.

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Remarkable Artwork

Traveling
by Shirley Wung


Located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, a unique and beautiful land bridge. The pier and the bridge deck are connected by steel cables. At sunset, a traveler passes by. I put the camera on the marble on the bridge, and used the marble reflection to shoot the bridge and mirror reflection. The...

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Remarkable Artwork

Steel Star
by Yuriy Stolypin


For over a year now I have been trying to squeeze out the idea to take this picture. The photo shows the tallest skyscraper in Europe - Lakhta Center, towering above the clouds. I had to keep track of weather forecasts for 9 months and synchronize them with sunrise to get the mos...

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Remarkable Artwork

Singapore CBD
by Mengguo Li


The view can see the whole area of Singapore CBD. Singapore might be small, but the great thing about this Singapore attraction is that it’s totally free, it can be enjoyed from a variety of viewpoints around the bay.

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Remarkable Artwork

The Ghost Ship
by Peter Plorin


Here you can see the Chilehaus in Hamburg. It is an old trading post in which large shipping companies used to have their offices. The sides are pointed and have the shape of a ship's bow.

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