Photo Competition That Celebrates the Beauty of Buildings Reveals Winners

Architecture photography competition

The winners of the Chartered Institute of Building’s architectural photography competition have been revealed.

1,500 entrants were whittled down to 15 photos which were then voted on by the public and a panel of judges. The winner of the two awards each received £1,500 ($1,900)

Bangladesh Mosque
Public Choice Award Winner – Worshippers at the National Mosque of Bangladesh pray together. Taken on a Huawei P60 Pro. | Azim Khan Ronnie

The public chose Azim Khan Ronnie’s shots showing group prayers taking place in the National Mosque of Bangladesh. 2,000 people voted in the contest and Azim’s shot was the clear winner securing 68 percent of the votes.

Brick factory in Bangladesh
Judges’ Choice Award Winner – This photograph, taken on a Fujifilm X-Pro 2, shows dangerous working conditions at a brick factory in Bangladesh. | Alain Schroeder

The judges also chose a photo taken in Bangladesh but this one showed people working at a brick factory in dangerous conditions.

“Bangladesh needs a lot of material to push forward its development,” says Belgian photographer Alain Schroeder.

“That is why you can see a lot of brick factories in the country — where men, women, and even children work in difficult and dangerous conditions.”


This photo of a halo-shaped building in Tianjin, China was taken on a Canon R5. | Rong Xu
This unique wave-shaped building in Vejle, Denmark was captured on a Nikon D810. | Ursula Reinke
This photographer in Italy used her Samsung S20 FE to create a bamboozling photo of blue cabins next to the sea. | Alice Barbieri
The world’s tallest atrium in Beijing, China which stands at a dizzying 656 feet (200 meters) high. Taken on a Sony a7 IV. | Jiachen Li
The spectacular Kiazhou Window in Sichuan Province, China. | Hongyi Lou
The Gornergray Observatory in Switzerland taken on an iPhone 13 Pro. | Nina Kloss
The historical town of Nandgaon, India taken on a DJI Mavic 2 Pro. | Azim Khan Ronnie
The Silk Road Art Gallery in China. | Sen Wei
The famous Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, Japan was captured on a Nikon D810 in 2019 before it was demolished in 2022. | Giacomo Farabegoli
This photographer used their drone to capture this location in Shunde, China. | Xuyang Lin
The world’s first multi-story skatepark located in Folkestone, England was captured on a Nikon D850. | Matt Rowe
A spiral staircase in the Queen’s House, Greenwich, London. Captured on a Sony a7. | Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz
The ceiling of the Qeusarieh Gate in Isfahan, Iran part of a UNESCO world heritage site. Taken on a Canon 6D Mark II. | Farshid Ahmadpour

For more, head to the competition’s website.