- 2015 Arcaid Architectural Images Photography Award at WAF
Fernando Guerra is the winner of the 2015 Arcaid Architectural Images Photography Award, announced during the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore. In a way, his victory was almost a must, the reward for one of the world's most popular architecture photographers whose method of portraying buildings, largely focusing on the human figure interacting with the built world has influenced the style of photography in recent years.
It's no coincidence that Fernando Guerra received this award for his photograph of the EPFL (Ecole Polyteqnique fédérale de Lausanne) student hall of residence. A building designed by Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA in the “Buildings in Use” category. His photo captures the atmosphere of a building designed to be used, a building where people can feel at home.
The runners up in the 2015 Arcaid Architectural Images Photography Award are Tom Roe in the “Sense of Place” category with his images of the Kandalama Hotel, designed by Geoffrey Bawa in Sri Lanka; photographer Su Shengliang topped both the “Interior” and “Exterior” categories with her shots of Long Museum West Bund, architecture with a huge visual impact and a bold texture of exposed concrete designed by Atelier Deshaus; and Tan Lingfrei in the “Building in Use” category with the photograph of the Yick Cheong Building in Hong Kong, by the Public Housing Development.
The international panel of judges for the award - won twice (2012 and 2013) by German photographer Ken Schluchtmann - included last year's winners from the UK, Hufton&Crow in addition to architects Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga; architect Ian Moore; Katy Harris, Head of Communications, Fosters and Partners; Clifford Pearson, Deputy Editor at Architectural Record, New York; Amy Croft, Curator at Sto and Christine Murray from Architectural Review.
2015 Arcaid Architectural Images Photography Award
Winner: Fernando Guerra
Building : Kandalama Hotel
Category : Sense of Place
Place and Country : Dambulla - Sri Lanka
Photographer : Tom Roe
Architect : Geoffrey Bawa
Building : Long Museum West Bund
Category : Interiors Category : Exteriors
Place and Country : Shanghai - China
Photographer : Su Shengliang
Architect : Atelier Deshaus
Building : Yick Cheong Building
Category : Buildings In Use
Place and Country : Quarry Bay - Hong Kong
Photographer : Tan Lingfrei
Architect : Public housing development