Skyscrapers flanking a Dubai beach, a foliage-covered hotel in a Sri Lankan jungle and an island constructing just lately destroyed by a volcano all feature on a shortlist for architectural photograph of the 12 months .

Arcaid-Images_Architectural-Photography-Awards_2015-Shortlisted-Photographers_dezeen_936_3 Sense of Spot: Kandalama Hotel, Sri Lanka, by Geoffrey Bawa, photographed by Tom Roe

There are 20 photographs competing in the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2015, which are listed in four categories: exterior, interior, sense of location, and buildings in use.

Arcaid-Images_Architectural-Photography-Awards_2015-Shortlisted-Photographers_dezeen_936_0 Sense of Area: Parque All-natural do Fogo, Cabo Verde, by OTO Arquitectos, photographed by Fernando Guerra

Portuguese photographer Fernando Guerra features predominantly on the shortlist, with 4 images. These include two shots of the headquarters and cultural venue for the Parque Organic do Fogo, which was destroyed by a volcano just 7 months soon after completion, as nicely as images of a mixed-use creating in Switzerland and a house in Portugal.

Arcaid-Images_Architectural-Photography-Awards_2015-Shortlisted-Photographers_dezeen_936_7 Interiors: Prolonged Museum West Bund, China, by Atelier Deshaus, photographed by Su Shengliang

Beijing photographer Su Shengliang has two of her shots of Atelier Deshaus’ Prolonged Museum West Bund in Shanghai in the running. Australian photographers Grant Smith and Christopher Frederick Jones are also both shortlisted twice.

Arcaid-Images_Architectural-Photography-Awards_2015-Shortlisted-Photographers_dezeen_936_9 Exteriors: Philharmonic Hall, Poland, by Estudio Barozzi &amp Veiga, photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

Buildings that characteristic in the exterior group include the Mies van der Rohe Award-winning Szczecin Philharmonic Hall by Barozzi Veiga and a Morocco university, whilst the interior class consists of a cantilevered house in Poland, the Leadenhall Building in London by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and a concrete cabin in the Swiss Alps.

Arcaid-Images_Architectural-Photography-Awards_2015-Shortlisted-Photographers_dezeen_936_11 Exteriors: Universite Ibn Zohr de Laayoune, Morocco, by Regroupement d’Architectes El Kabbaj, photographed by Doublespace (Amanda Massive &amp Younes Bounhar)

The sense of place group, which recognises photos of buildings in context, attributes a shot of OMA’s De Rotterdam skyscraper photographed by Ryan Koopmans as a cargo ship goes by.

Arcaid-Images_Architectural-Photography-Awards_2015-Shortlisted-Photographers_dezeen_936_8 Interiors: The Leadenhall Constructing, England, photographed by Mark Gorton, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Images in the buildings in use category incorporate a view hunting up at the Yick Cheong Constructing in Hong Kong’s Quarry Bay, and the SANAA-made 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Artwork in Kanazawa.

Arcaid-Images_Architectural-Photography-Awards_2015-Shortlisted-Photographers_dezeen_936_6 Interiors: Refugi dil fieu, Switzerland, by AAM Architektin, photographed by Mads Mogenson

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges including architect duo Barozzi/Veiga, Katy Harris from Foster + Partners, architect Ian Moore and photographers Hufton + Crow, who were final year’s winners with a photograph of Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center. The announcement will be manufactured at the Planet Architecture Festival in Singapore following month.

A choice of the shortlisted entries will also function in an exhibition at Sto Werkstatt, London, in early 2016.



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