Architecture Fans Will Love The 2017 Art Of Building Photography Awards

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If you mix a passion for photography with a love of architecture, the results can be truly stunning - the annual Art of Building competition showcases this perfectly and aims to celebrate buildings and the relationship people have with the built environment. Check out some of the finalists below.

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“Bicycle Rider” by Hans Wichmann; Avilés, Spain. “The photo shows the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre in Avilés, northern Spain. It is a successful integration of modern buildings in an old industrial site. A place for large and small people”. (Photo by Hans Wichmann/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Bicycle Rider” by Hans Wichmann; Avilés, Spain. “The photo shows the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre in Avilés, northern Spain. It is a successful integration of modern buildings in an old industrial site. A place for large and small people”. (Photo by Hans Wichmann/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Inception” by Hanqing Qu; Kuala Lumpur. “This picture was taken at Malaysia’s National Mosque. When the sunlight enters this building, light and shade meet each other in a dreamlike scene. It reminds me of the movie Inception”. (Photo by Hanqing Qu/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Inception” by Hanqing Qu; Kuala Lumpur. “This picture was taken at Malaysia’s National Mosque. When the sunlight enters this building, light and shade meet each other in a dreamlike scene. It reminds me of the movie Inception”. (Photo by Hanqing Qu/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“The Showstopper” by Linda van Slobbe; Bar-du-Lac, France. “This historic theatre is built in a typical oval shape which has the stage at one end and multiple floors and balconies all around. This one has beautiful decorations”. (Photo by Linda van Slobbe/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“The Showstopper” by Linda van Slobbe; Bar-du-Lac, France. “This historic theatre is built in a typical oval shape which has the stage at one end and multiple floors and balconies all around. This one has beautiful decorations”. (Photo by Linda van Slobbe/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Bones” by Francis Meslet; France. “This picture was taken in a well-known French memorial for the centenary of the first world war. You can see the other side of this memorial looking up over your head. Another point of view”. (Photo by Francis Meslet/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Bones” by Francis Meslet; France. “This picture was taken in a well-known French memorial for the centenary of the first world war. You can see the other side of this memorial looking up over your head. Another point of view”. (Photo by Francis Meslet/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Eye of the Tower” by Mehmet Yasa; Verona, Italy. “The staircase and the bell looks like an eye. Architecture can fascinate us in many ways”. (Photo by Mehmet Yasa/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Eye of the Tower” by Mehmet Yasa; Verona, Italy. “The staircase and the bell looks like an eye. Architecture can fascinate us in many ways”. (Photo by Mehmet Yasa/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Geometric Concept” by Dmytro Levchuk; Dubai, UAE. “New architectural concept forms in a modern residential building. A sky-view through floors from the lobby”. (Photo by Dmytro Levchuk/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Geometric Concept” by Dmytro Levchuk; Dubai, UAE. “New architectural concept forms in a modern residential building. A sky-view through floors from the lobby”. (Photo by Dmytro Levchuk/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“From the Carpet to the Throne” by Hossein Younesi; Iran. “A special look at architecture, by defining the move to God-conceptual. The conception of architecture for man and his purpose”. (Photo by Hossein Younesi/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“From the Carpet to the Throne” by Hossein Younesi; Iran. “A special look at architecture, by defining the move to God-conceptual. The conception of architecture for man and his purpose”. (Photo by Hossein Younesi/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Cross Bridge Waltz” by Guo Ji Hua; Guangdong, China. “This work uses unmanned aerial vehicles. The intersection has an abstract line of beauty”. (Photo by Guo Ji Hua/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Cross Bridge Waltz” by Guo Ji Hua; Guangdong, China. “This work uses unmanned aerial vehicles. The intersection has an abstract line of beauty”. (Photo by Guo Ji Hua/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Cemetery of the 21st Century” by Petr Starov; Ryazan, Russia. “The image was shot in Russia in summer 2010. The photo reveals the suspended construction of a shopping centre”. (Photo by Petr Starov/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Cemetery of the 21st Century” by Petr Starov; Ryazan, Russia. “The image was shot in Russia in summer 2010. The photo reveals the suspended construction of a shopping centre”. (Photo by Petr Starov/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Manmade Cave” by Gautam Kamat Bambolkar; New York, USA. “Rugged textured cable pipes ran over my head at a train station in New York, creating a trance-like pattern. They ran from the edge of the entrance towards an infinite end. It looked like nothing less than a scary manmade cave”. (Photo by Gautam Kamat Bambolkar/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Manmade Cave” by Gautam Kamat Bambolkar; New York, USA. “Rugged textured cable pipes ran over my head at a train station in New York, creating a trance-like pattern. They ran from the edge of the entrance towards an infinite end. It looked like nothing less than a scary manmade cave”. (Photo by Gautam Kamat Bambolkar/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Abandoned School in Fresno” by Robert Cassway; Montana, USA. “This photo shows the ravages of time and weather on a building that was left to decay after the families that lived in Fresno moved away. It is part a larger series of photographs titled The Vanishing West”. (Photo by Robert Cassway/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

“Abandoned School in Fresno” by Robert Cassway; Montana, USA. “This photo shows the ravages of time and weather on a building that was left to decay after the families that lived in Fresno moved away. It is part a larger series of photographs titled The Vanishing West”. (Photo by Robert Cassway/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)