The winner of the World Architecture Festival 2014 is an image of the total white interior ofZaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center, from a competing shortlist of 20 photographs.
The 2014 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards, presented at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, counted with four categories :exterior, interior, sense of place, and buildings in use.
The panel of judges that included architects Terry Farrell, Bjarne Hammer of Schmidt Hammer Lassen, and Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown of Brooklyn studio Tsao & McKown Architects, were responsible for the shortlist selection.
Sense of Place: Swimming pool by Alvaro Siza – photographed by Joao Morgado
Sense of place: Bjerget by BIG + JDS Architects – photographed by PawelPaniczko
Buildings in use: Encants Flea Market by Inigo Bujedo Aguirre
Exteriors: Cayan Tower by SOM – photographed by Victor Romeo
Sense of place: Small House by AnL Studio – photographed by Inigo Bujedo Aguirre
Buildings in use: Rijksmuseum renovation by Cruz and Ortiz – photographed by Duccio Malagamba
Interiors: Long Gallery Straberry Hill House by Horace Walpole, restored by Peter Inskip & Stephen Gee – photographed by Kilian O’Sullivan
The overall winner was voted by visitors to the festival, and the winner was the British photography duo Hufton + Crow of Zaha Hadid’s Azerbaijan project, a cultural centre with walls that rise impeccably from the surface of the adjacent plaza.
WINNER – Interior: Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid – photographed by Hufton + Crow
“The shoot for Zaha Hadid Architects in Azerbaijan was one of those rare occasions these days where Nick and I both travelled together and shot a project at the same time,” said Allan Crow. “It is a huge project and we only had two days to shoot it, so it really needed both of us”.