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20 images shortlisted for 2017 best architecture photograph awards

The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2017 has shortlisted 20 photographs, to be named the best architecture image of the year.

Photographs include Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum in Italy, as well as a museum by Kengo Kuma as well as a new new gymnasium at Tianjin University, by Chinese architect Li Xinggang, photographed by Shanghai-based Terrence Zhang, who had the largest number of entries.

A panel of judges selected the shortlist, including Royal Academy of Arts curator Kate Goodwin, Klein Dytham Architecture founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, as well as photographers Richard Bryant and Matt Emmett, and designer Andrew Chen.

The 20 photographs will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin next month, where the winner of the best building of 2017 will be announced. Buildings from the UAE, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia, among other countries in the Middle East, made it on the list this year.

View the full list of shortlisted images below: 

Black Rock Lighthouse Service at Burning Man, Nevada, USA by Tom Stahl

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark, by Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Olafur Eliasson by David Borland

Baan Mom private residence, Bangkok, Thailand by Integrated Field

Bosjes Chapel, Ceres, Cape Town, South Africa by Steyn Studio by Adam Letch

Messner Mountain Museum Corones, South Tyrol, Italy, by Zaha Hadid Architects by Tom Roe

Choi Hung Estate, Hong Kong by Fabio Mantovani

Derby Arena Velodrome, UK, by Faulkner Brown Architects by Martine Hamilton

Dongzhuang Building Museum of the Western Regions, China, by Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute by Yao Li

Folk Art Museum, China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, China, by Kengo Kuma by Terrence Zhang

Gymnasium of the New Campus of Tianjin University, China, by Atelier Li Xinggang by Terrence Zhang

Gymnasium of the New Campus of Tianjin University, China, by Atelier Li Xinggang by Terrence Zhang

Frank Gehry-designed Museum of the Pop Culture, Seattle, USA by Conchi Martínez

North wall of the Revel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA by Brian Rose


Office building, Beijing, China by Tom Stahl

Ponte City Apartments, Johannesburg, South Africa by Ryan Koopmans

SALA Ayutthaya Hotel, Thailand, by Onion by Wison Tungthunya

NBBJ-designed Samsung Electronics HQ building in San Jose, California, USA by David Crawford

Selegie House, Singapore, by the Housing and Development Board, by Siyuan Ma

Kazuyo Sejima-designed Sumida Hokusai Museum, Tokyo, Japan by Laurian Ghinitoiu

HHDFUN-designed Tianrenhe Museum, Hangzhou, China by Zhenfei Wang