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Stock photography stalwart Arcaid Images just announced the 20 of the year’s best architectural photographs in the running for the 2016 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. Photographs are shortlisted under four categories: Exteriors, Interiors, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use. The photographs will be showcased at World Architecture Festival from November 16-18 in Berlin, Germany. The overall winner will be revealed at a gala dinner following the show.

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.”

Buildings in Use. Three men making use of the roof terrace at the Allianz Headquarters in Zurich were captured in this photograph by Adrien Barakat. The building designed by Wiel Arets Architects features a fritted glass facade designed to mimic the pattern of onyx marble.

Buildings in Use. Three men making use of the roof terrace at the Allianz Headquarters in Zurich were captured in this photograph by Adrien Barakat. The building designed by Wiel Arets Architects features a fritted glass facade designed to mimic the pattern of onyx marble.

Buildings in Use. Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu is shortlisted for this shot of Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light installation, which was created for the clothing brand COS at this year's Milan design week

Buildings in Use. Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu is shortlisted for this shot of Sou Fujimoto’s Forest of Light installation, which was created for the clothing brand COS at this year’s Milan design week

Buildings in Use. Mumbai's Dharavi slum with a series of blurred figures in the foreground by photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

Buildings in Use. Mumbai’s Dharavi slum with a series of blurred figures in the foreground by photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

Buildings in Use. Coop Himmelb(l)au's angular Musee de Confluences in Lyon taken by Fabrice Fouillet

Buildings in Use. Coop Himmelb(l)au’s angular Musee de Confluences in Lyon taken by Fabrice Fouillet

Buildings in Use. Julien Lanoo frames a woman sleeping below a canopy in Ghana's Independence Square in Accra for his entry. Lanoo is also shortlisted for photographs in the Exteriors and Sense of Place categories

Buildings in Use. Julien Lanoo frames a woman sleeping below a canopy in Ghana’s Independence Square in Accra for his entry. Lanoo is also shortlisted for photographs in the Exteriors and Sense of Place categories

Exteriors. Inigo Bujedo Aguirre that hones in on the board-marked concrete surfaces and striking red paintwork of Lina Bo Bardi's SESC Pompeia in São Paolo

Exteriors. Inigo Bujedo Aguirre that hones in on the board-marked concrete surfaces and striking red paintwork of Lina Bo Bardi’s SESC Pompeia in São Paolo

Exteriors. Julien Lanoo features a shot of Herzog & de Meuron's Vitra Shaudepot in Weil am Rhein, which was completed earlier this year

Exteriors. Julien Lanoo features a shot of Herzog & de Meuron’s Vitra Shaudepot in Weil am Rhein, which was completed earlier this year

Exteriors. Nick Almasy's shot of Shanghai Tower, designed by Gensler and Marshall Strabala, shows the twisting skyscraper shrouded in mist

Exteriors. Nick Almasy’s shot of Shanghai Tower, designed by Gensler and Marshall Strabala, shows the twisting skyscraper shrouded in mist

Exteriors. Shot from the street, this image shows the Lattice House in Kashmir by sP+A Architects and was taken by photographer Edmund Sumner

Exteriors. Shot from the street, this image shows the Lattice House in Kashmir by sP+A Architects and was taken by photographer Edmund Sumner

Interiors. Fabrice Fouilliet's shortlisted interior shot shows the bright white interior of the Jesus Church designed by Rafael Moneo for the Spanish town of San Sebastian

Interiors. Fabrice Fouilliet’s shortlisted interior shot shows the bright white interior of the Jesus Church designed by Rafael Moneo for the Spanish town of San Sebastian

Interiors. The British flag features heavily in this image by Kilian O'Sullivan taken on the Queen's Birthday inside a home designed by Bell Phillips

Interiors. The British flag features heavily in this image by Kilian O’Sullivan taken on the Queen’s Birthday inside a home designed by Bell Phillips

Interiors. The layers of colourful plastic making up SelgasCano's 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion tint two figures in this photograph by James Newton

Interiors. The layers of colourful plastic making up SelgasCano’s 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion tint two figures in this photograph by James Newton

Interiors. The making of a helical staircase designed by Finkernagel Ross Architects is documented in this photography by Will Scott, which is taken inside a workshop in the English town of Littlehampton

Interiors. The making of a helical staircase designed by Finkernagel Ross Architects is documented in this photography by Will Scott, which is taken inside a workshop in the English town of Littlehampton

Interiors. The photograph by Matt Emmett captures the brick arches of the Covered Reservoir in London's Finsbury Park, which was designed by the East London Waterworks Company in 1868

Interiors. The photograph by Matt Emmett captures the brick arches of the Covered Reservoir in London’s Finsbury Park, which was designed by the East London Waterworks Company in 1868

Sense of Place. A couple seeking refuge from the Winnipeg snow pose for this photograph taken by Paul Turang and shortlisted for the Sense of Place category. The neon green pavilion was designed by Plain Projects, Pike Projects and Urbanink.

Sense of Place. A couple seeking refuge from the Winnipeg snow pose for this photograph taken by Paul Turang and shortlisted for the Sense of Place category. The neon green pavilion was designed by Plain Projects, Pike Projects and Urbanink.

Sense of Place. Image by Victor Romero frames the illuminated Rossetti and Heerim Architects-designed Baku National Stadium against a pink sky

Sense of Place. Image by Victor Romero frames the illuminated Rossetti and Heerim Architects-designed Baku National Stadium against a pink sky

Sense of Place. Peter Zumthor's Bruder Klaus Field Chapel in Mechernich-Wachendorf features in the final shortlisted entry, which is taken by Mark Wohlrab.

Sense of Place. Peter Zumthor’s Bruder Klaus Field Chapel in Mechernich-Wachendorf features in the final shortlisted entry, which is taken by Mark Wohlrab.

Sense of Place. The concrete towers of a Serbian housing estate designed by Aleksandar Stjepanovic rise in the background of this shot by Inigo Bujedo Aguirre

Sense of Place. The concrete towers of a Serbian housing estate designed by Aleksandar Stjepanovic rise in the background of this shot by Inigo Bujedo Aguirre

Sense of Place. The latticed bamboo arch of the seaside Haduwa Arts & Culture Institute in Ghana – designed by [a]FA [applied] Foreign Affairs, can be seen in the background of this photograph by Julien Lanoo

Sense of Place. The latticed bamboo arch of the seaside Haduwa Arts & Culture Institute in Ghana – designed by [a]FA [applied] Foreign Affairs, can be seen in the background of this photograph by Julien Lanoo

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