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From shining skyscrapers to dilapidated shells: The 2018 Architectural Photography Awards

From shining skyscrapers to di...
Roman Robroek from the Netherlands took this photo of a power station in Hungary. It was entered into the Interior category and also previously featured in the Art of Building awards
Roman Robroek from the Netherlands took this photo of a power station in Hungary. It was entered into the Interior category and also previously featured in the Art of Building awards
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UK-based Omer Kanipak took this image of the Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK designed by Wolfgang Buttress. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category 
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UK-based Omer Kanipak took this image of the Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK designed by Wolfgang Buttress. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category 
ldo Amoretti from Italy shot this photo of Azur Arena in Antibes, France designed by Auer Weber architects. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category
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ldo Amoretti from Italy shot this photo of Azur Arena in Antibes, France designed by Auer Weber architects. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category
This image of Auburn University, Alabama, was taken by Brad Feinknopf from the USA. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category
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This image of Auburn University, Alabama, was taken by Brad Feinknopf from the USA. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category
Canada's Ryan Koopmans took this photograph of a sanatorium in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia designed by architect Kalashniko. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category
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Canada's Ryan Koopmans took this photograph of a sanatorium in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia designed by architect Kalashniko. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category
Laurian Ghinitoiu from Germany captured this image of the Vantablack Pavilion, Pyeongchang, South Korea designed by Asif Khan. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category
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Laurian Ghinitoiu from Germany captured this image of the Vantablack Pavilion, Pyeongchang, South Korea designed by Asif Khan. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category
UK-based Marius Liutkevicius took this image of an apartment building in Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain. It was entered into the Exterior category
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UK-based Marius Liutkevicius took this image of an apartment building in Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain. It was entered into the Exterior category
B.R.S.Sreenag from India took this photo of the perforated concrete skin of Vm Estancia in Chennai,Tamil Nadu, India by KSM Architecture. It was entered into the Exterior category
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B.R.S.Sreenag from India took this photo of the perforated concrete skin of Vm Estancia in Chennai,Tamil Nadu, India by KSM Architecture. It was entered into the Exterior category
China's He Zhenuan shot this photo of the Bank of China Tower, Ningbo China, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It was entered into the Exterior category
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China's He Zhenuan shot this photo of the Bank of China Tower, Ningbo China, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It was entered into the Exterior category
Shao Feng from China shot this image of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Border Crossing Facility designed by ECADI. It was entered into the Exterior category
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Shao Feng from China shot this image of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Border Crossing Facility designed by ECADI. It was entered into the Exterior category
Pawel Paniczko from the UK took this image of Long Museum West Bund Shanghai, China designed by Atelier Deshaus. It was entered into the Exterior category
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Pawel Paniczko from the UK took this image of Long Museum West Bund Shanghai, China designed by Atelier Deshaus. It was entered into the Exterior category
Roman Robroek from the Netherlands took this photo of a power station in Hungary. It was entered into the Interior category and also previously featured in the Art of Building awards
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Roman Robroek from the Netherlands took this photo of a power station in Hungary. It was entered into the Interior category and also previously featured in the Art of Building awards
Britain's James Newton took this image of the Vortex, Bloomberg headquarters, London, by Foster + Partners. It was entered into the Interior category
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Britain's James Newton took this image of the Vortex, Bloomberg headquarters, London, by Foster + Partners. It was entered into the Interior category
Andrew Robertson from the UK took this photo of the Ouse Valley viaduct in Sussex, UK designed by David Mocatta. It was enteredinto the Interior category
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Andrew Robertson from the UK took this photo of the Ouse Valley viaduct in Sussex, UK designed by David Mocatta. It was enteredinto the Interior category
Eugeni Pons from Spain captured this image of the Théodore Gouvy Theatre in Freyming-Merlebach, France designed by Dominique Coulon & Associés. It was entered into the Interior category
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Eugeni Pons from Spain captured this image of the Théodore Gouvy Theatre in Freyming-Merlebach, France designed by Dominique Coulon & Associés. It was entered into the Interior category
Suraj Garg from the UK shot this photo of the ceiling of Liège-Guillemins station in Belgium designed by Santiago Calatrava. It was entered into the Interior category
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Suraj Garg from the UK shot this photo of the ceiling of Liège-Guillemins station in Belgium designed by Santiago Calatrava. It was entered into the Interior category
Dirk Vonten from Germany captured this photo of Castle Neuschwanstein in Winter. It was entered into the Sense of Place category
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Dirk Vonten from Germany captured this photo of Castle Neuschwanstein in Winter. It was entered into the Sense of Place category
Marco Tagliarino from Italy took this image of the Piazza Duomo from the Arengario Balconi of the Palazzo dell'Arengario, Museo del 900 in Milan, Italy designed by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari. It was entered into the Sense of Place category
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Marco Tagliarino from Italy took this image of the Piazza Duomo from the Arengario Balconi of the Palazzo dell'Arengario, Museo del 900 in Milan, Italy designed by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari. It was entered into the Sense of Place category
Zhu Wenqiao from China took this image of swimmers on the riverside opposite the construction of Raffles City Chongqing, China built by Safdie Architects. It was entered into the Sense of Place category
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Zhu Wenqiao from China took this image of swimmers on the riverside opposite the construction of Raffles City Chongqing, China built by Safdie Architects. It was entered into the Sense of Place category
The UK's Jeff Eden took this shot of the Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK during winter, designed by Wolfgang Buttress. It was entered into the Sense of Place category
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The UK's Jeff Eden took this shot of the Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK during winter, designed by Wolfgang Buttress. It was entered into the Sense of Place category
Ai Qing from China took this image of the Seashore Chapel in Qinhuangdao, China designed by Vector Architects. It was entered into the Sense of Place category
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Ai Qing from China took this image of the Seashore Chapel in Qinhuangdao, China designed by Vector Architects. It was entered into the Sense of Place category

The 2018 Architectural Photography Awards shortlist has been announced. This year offers a particularly strong selection of images of the built environment, and the varied subjects range from shiny new skyscrapers to dilapidated structures in the former Soviet Union.

The annual Architectural Photography Awards (formerly the Arcaid Awards) are split into four categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, and Buildings in Use, with each comprising five finalists. The 20 photographs that make up the shortlist will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam between November 28 - 30, and an overall winner will be announced on the 30th.

The awards attracted entries from 47 countries, with most coming from the UK. The judging panel includes photographer Richard Bryant, head of content at photography agency Alamy Alan Capel, and architect James Timberlake of US practice Kieran Timberlake.

Zhu Wenqiao from China took this image of swimmers on the riverside opposite the construction of Raffles City Chongqing, China built by Safdie Architects. It was entered into the Sense of Place category
Zhu Wenqiao from China took this image of swimmers on the riverside opposite the construction of Raffles City Chongqing, China built by Safdie Architects. It was entered into the Sense of Place category

One standout shot is this photograph of swimmers taken in Chongqing by China's Zhu Wenqiao. It shows the construction of Raffles City by Safdie Architects visible in the background and was entered into the Sense of Place category.

Canada's Ryan Koopmans took this photograph of a sanatorium in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia designed by architect Kalashniko. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category
Canada's Ryan Koopmans took this photograph of a sanatorium in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia designed by architect Kalashniko. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category

Canada's Ryan Koopmans took this photograph of a sanatorium in Tskaltubo, in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Originally designed by Kalashniko, it's now filled with garbage and hosts a stray dog. It was entered into the Buildings in Use category.

UK-based Marius Liutkevicius took this image of an apartment building in Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain. It was entered into the Exterior category
UK-based Marius Liutkevicius took this image of an apartment building in Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain. It was entered into the Exterior category

There are also abstract shots, like this photo by Britain's Marius Liutkevicius, which captures an apartment building in Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain. It was entered into the Exterior category.

Head to the gallery to see each of the 20 entrants.

Source: World Architecture Festival

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