The year's most stunning architectural photos revealed

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

Images of a cube-shaped workplace constructing in Berlin and a hovering Chinese skyscraper complicated are among the many finalists within the prestigious Architectural Photography Awards.

Spanning classes together with interiors, exteriors and buildings in use, the 2021 shortlist additionally options footage of a curvilinear lodge in Dubai and a Hong Kong tower in full darkness after residents have been evacuated throughout lockdown.

The winners will probably be introduced on the annual World Architecture Festival (WAF), which is being hosted just about in early December. Two photographs will probably be chosen from every of the six classes — one by pageant delegates and the opposite by a jury of architects and business figures. Of these 12 pictures, two will probably be named general winners.

The photographs have been chosen from practically 2,000 entries, WAF mentioned in a press launch. Although submissions got here in from over 40 international locations, pictures from the UK, US and China accounted for over half of the entries.

In a press assertion, jury member Hamish Crooks of Magnum Photos mentioned: “This was a tough competition to judge and I was pleasantly surprised by the standard of all the entries presented to us especially in terms of their compositional and technical quality.”

In 2019, the highest prize went to Laurian Ghinitoiu’s photo of The Twist Museum in Norway, with final yr’s awards canceled amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scroll by the gallery above to see a collection of the photographs shortlisted at this yr’s Architectural Photography Awards.

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