The winner of the 2016 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award is announced
at the World Architecture Festival.
Matt Emmett had the highest scoring image overall with this image of the East London Water Works Company covered reservoir in Finsbury Park.
This year's winner sees a first for the Arcaid awards in the form of the subject being an historic location. The image of the 'Covered Reservoir' by Matt Emmett captured the imagination of the delegates at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin. One voter, Dr Eva-Maria Barkhofen, Head of the Architecture Archive at the Akademie der Künste was heard saying it reminded her of a Piranesi.
Paul Finch of WAF announced the winner at the Gala Dinner of the World Architecture Festival in Berlin. It was accepted by Lynne Bryant, founder of Arcaid Images; and Ulrike Stotmeister, member of the Stotmeister family. The winner will be presented with their prize by Lynne Bryant at the Awards Exhibition at the Sto Werkstatt in February.
The prize for this prestigious award is $3,000, exposure in the exhibition in London and Berlin, and all the media coverage about the awards.
Judge Ulrich Müller, Architect and Director at Architektur Galerie Berlin commented,“The breadth of architectural photography presented to us was amazing. With their own distinctive view the photographers opened our eyes for a second time and helped us to discover things we hadn't previously appreciated. I found this extremely enriching”.
The experience of architecture for the majority of people is via images. The architecture itself is the focus and the image regarded only as the medium. The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award aims to put the focus onto the skill and creativity of the photographer.
Our contributors, photographers and institutions are global. Arcaid’s founder photographer, Richard Bryant trained as an architect, that puts Arcaid’s roots squarely in the architecture forum.
The shortlisted entries alongside the winning image will feature in an exhibition "Building Images" at Sto Werkstatt, London during February 2017.
The images will also feature in an exhibition at: Architektur Galerie in Berlin, during March 2017
ARCAID IMAGES ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2016
Arcaid is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016.
The photographs will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin 16-18th November.
The overall winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner.
The Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of the year Award highlights the expertise of the specialist architectural photographer, translating the sophistication of architecture into a readable and understandable two dimensions, to explain and extol the character, detail and environment of the project.
Judge Emily Booth, Executive Editor, The Architectural Review said "It was a privilege to help judge these awards – and the range and quality of photographs was impressive.
For me, the images that particularly stood out were the ones that made you pause, that invited you to explore the picture further, and that challenged preconceived ideas."
The 2016 judges are;
Emily Booth, Executive Editor, The Architectural Review
Amy Croft, Artist and curator of Sto Werkstatt, London
Katy Harris, Communications Director, Foster + Partners, London
Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner at BIG
Fernando Guerra, Architectural Photographer, Portugal
Ulrich Müller, Photographer and founder of the Architektur Galerie, Berlin
Each judge has been asked to look beyond the architecture, consider the composition, use of scale and the photographers sensitivity to atmosphere and sense of place.