Cast your vote in unique Art of Building contest

A unique art competition that helps us see the built environment from unusual perspectives is open for public voting.

Voting on the photographs (some are below) closes on 11 January 2015 and the winner will be announced 5 February 2015.

Fifteen shortlisted images have made their way past the scrutiny of the judging panel which included photography critic and editor Sue Steward, award-winning photographer Matt Wain and Elaine Knutt editor of Construction Manager magazine.

The fifth annual contest, run by the Chartered Institute of Building, celebrates creativity in the built environment. 

The photograph with the most votes will earn that finalist the coveted title of ‘Art of Building Photographer of the Year’ and a cash prize of £3,000.

To see all finalists, and to vote, log on to

"Up", by Pierre Cuony. This picture is a low angle shot of a beautiful building in London. Good place, right time.

"My home, my playground and my cemetery", by Mario Bejagan Cardenas. Thousands of families have made a city’s graveyard their home as authorities grapple with rising population and housing shortage.

"Getting lost on a roof", by Wahid Adnan. A Muslim man is deep into his thoughts on a roof of a building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

"Inception", by Patrick Mouzawak. The multiple layers created by this architectural form with a human attending to it as if carefully repositioning the triangle shapes herself.

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