Architecture & Urban Spaces

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1st classified

Joker Smile
by Muhammad Almasri


It is said that buildings are lifeless subjects. However, as an architectural photographer, the author thinks it is exactly the opposite. The title of this image tells a different story: the one of a polka-dot building with a smiling roof. The moon completes the face of this bric...

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2nd classified

Elevator
by Ibrahim Nabeel Salah


The image, taken from a street in Manhattan, creates a stunning optical illusion. The perfect geometry of the four sides gives the impression of being on an elevator: we do not know which way it is going, but we feel ourselves lifted upwards, even though we are still standing on...

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3rd classified

Detachment
by Giulio Casti


The picture captures the demolition of the Provincial Agricultural Consortium’s silo. Built in the 1970s, it was used to store wheat. Once the silo became unfit for use, some attempts were made to redevelop it, in order to protect the building as an industrial archeological asset...

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Honorable mention

Demolition Sequence
by Steffen Ebert


An old granary is going to be reconstructed and developed to a residential building. The right side must be replaced with new construction. Therefore, it has to be demolished carefully with a wrecking ball. The heavy concrete reinforcement left an interesting pattern in the wall...

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Honorable mention

Solitary Mind
by Yuliy Vasilev


The picture was taken inside of a museum, in Poland. It shows the beauty and grandeur of the interior of the structure, compared to the insignificance of the human being. The use of curve lines and white and black tones makes the image extremely powerful.

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Honorable mention

Evening Lights Are Lit as before
by Gaochao Hong


The image was taken at dusk at Wuming Buddhist Institute in Ganzi Prefecture. A lot of red houses pile up on the mountain wall, while the first lights begin to turn on. The picture is split in two by a twisting beam of light.

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Honorable mention

Dark City
by Claudio Sericano


Night-time in the dark city. Only a window is illuminated in a tall grey skyscraper. It is just a little orange point in the darkness. The insomniac waits for the light of day to come and the city to come alive.

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Honorable mention

Spiralrun
by Marcel Van Balken


Architectural spaces in a game of light and shadow form an almost surrealistic decor. Architecture photography begins to take on abstract forms, reinforced by the apparently disproportionate addition of man. Constructions and shapes, lines and surfaces captured in sharp contrast...

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Honorable mention

Random Arrangement
by Valentina D'alia


The facade of a building in Milan, whose windows of different sizes seem to be arranged randomly on the white wall. The gaze gets lost in this game of lines, shapes and shades.

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Honorable mention

Housing Hive
by Angus Wong


The photo shows how Hong Kong has a population of nearly 8 million on a limited land: taller and taller skyscrapers are needed to guarantee enough space to everyone. This high-density public housing is just the tip of the iceberg of the public problems in Hong Kong.

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Remarkable Artwork

Ysios Winery
by Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz


The Ysios Winery, whose name is a tribute to the Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris, intimately related to the world of wine, was built on a vineyard of more than 120 hectares. From Egypt also comes the inspiration for the "canals" that border the winery, collecting the essences of th...

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Remarkable Artwork

Discouragement Days
by Mario Pereda


A man walking in front of the Royal Palace during the snowstorm that hit the city in early January 2021. The atmosphere is icy and mysterious, clearly reminding of the captivating tales of the Spanish writer C.R. Zafòn.

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Remarkable Artwork

Close
by Michal Zahornacky


Through a series of layered, repetitive architectural patterns, the series Close alludes to the suffocating atmosphere of the pandemic. We were forced to close our doors and stay home. This made us come closer together – as a humanity, to family, friends and to ourselves.

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Remarkable Artwork

==( /i )==
by Nina Papiorek


Stairwell of a residential complex. The photographer's intention was to bring the human factor alongside the cool, sterile architecture in order to loosen up the rigid lines and forms.

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Remarkable Artwork

Waiting for Hope
by Sara Goli


In an Iranian shopping mall, the iron ceiling attracts the observer's attention: the light enters from the grate which the woman is looking at, like a glimmer of hope. The photo was taken in the middle of the pandemic, while disappointment and despair had covered the city.

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Remarkable Artwork

Chianti Eye
by Peter Plorin


What happens when we change our perspective, our angle of vision is always fascinating. Often we realize only then what hidden beauty awaits us. Especially looking down, a reduction to line, colors and shapes is achieved: this makes new perspectives possible.

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Remarkable Artwork

Spiral Staircase /2
by Steffen Ebert


In the picture an interesting spiral staircase next to a big tank of an electrical power plant. The sun is illuminating the staircase only, whereas the background is still partly in the shadow.

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Remarkable Artwork

The Scroll Sculpture
by Wael Onsy


The installation of Gerry Judah’s new monumental sculpture marks the start of a year of celebrations, as the Emirate becomes the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2019. This landmark sculpture, neat and depicted with grey tones, creates an interesting contrast with the traditionally...

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Remarkable Artwork

Parigi 1
by Giacomo Falcinelli


Architecture arises from a need, it makes emotions spring up. It becomes an idea, it takes the form of a project, an image, a drawing. It takes the form of physical and mental lived space. It generates emotions and sensations which, through an inverse process, are transformed bac...

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Remarkable Artwork

The Wings of an Angel
by Patricia Soon


The abstract shape of Seri Wawasan bridge and the tones of grey on it make it look like an angel flying with its open wings in the sky. The monochrome rendition helps creating a timeless feeling.

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Remarkable Artwork

Little Man
by Olivier Corneloup


At "La Meca" the various sections of the walls offer both high contrast areas and many shades of gray. After waiting for a long time, a person passed through the frame. The picture plays with contrasts: between dark and bright areas; between the small size of the character and th...

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