An image of a historic reservoir in London's Finsbury Park has been named the best architecture photograph of the year.
Taken by British photographer Matt Emmett, the photo of the covered reservoir (designed by the East London Waterworks Company in 1868) received the top prize at the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016 last month.
In its fourth year, the awards aim to highlight the expertise of specialist architectural photographers. This year there were four categories: exteriors, interiors, sense of place and buildings in use.
Covered Reservoir, Finsbury Park, United Kingdom (designed by East London Water Works Company) by Matt Emmett
“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…,” says judge, architect and founder of Architektur Galerie Berlin, Ulrich Müller.
Emmett's photograph was exhibited alongside 19 other images shortlisted for the award at this year's World Architecture Festival in Berlin.
BUILDINGS IN USE
Musee de Confluences, France (designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au) by Fabrice Fouillet
Allianz Headquarters, Switzerland (designed by Wiel Arets Architects) by Adrien Barakat
Independance Square, Ghana by Julien Lanoo
‘Forest of Light’ for COS, Salone del Mobile, Italy (designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects) by Laurian Ghinitoiu
Dharavi, India by Torsten Andreas Hoffman
Shanghai Tower, China (designed by Gensler/Marshall Strabala) by Nick Almasy
SESC Pompeia, Brazil (designed by Lina Bo Bardi) by Inigo Bujedo Aguirre
Lattice House, India (designed by sP+A Architects) by Edmund Sumner
Vitra Shaudepot, Germany (designed by Herzog & de Meuron) by Julien Lanoo
Olympic Stadium, Finland (designed by Yrjo Lindegren and Toivo Jantti) by Sebastian Weiss
Jesus Church, Spain (designed by Rafael Moneo) by Fabrice Fouillet
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, United Kingdom (designed by Selgascano) by James Newton
Interior and portrait of Derry Road Resident on the Queen’s Birthday (designed by Bell Phillips Architects) by Killian O’Sullivan
Helical Staircase in Workshop, United Kingdom (designed by Finkernagel Ross Architects) by Will Scott
SENSE OF PLACE
Baku National Stadium, Azerbaijan (designed by Rossetti with Heerim Architects) by Victor Romero
Hygge House Warming Hut, Canada (designed by Plain Projects, Pike Projects, Urbanink) by Paul Turang
Blok 23, Novi Beograd, Serbia (designed by Aleksandar Stjepanovic) by Inigo Bujedo Aguirre
The stage for Haduwa Arts & Culture Institute, Ghana (designed by [a]FA [applied] foreign affairs) by Julien Lanoo
Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, Germany (designed by Peter Zumthor) by Mark Wohlrab