Gathering thousands of votes from around the world, "Arg of Karim Khan", by Australian professional photographer Borna Mirahmadian, has won the Public Choice Award in the global Art of Building competition run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
It captures sunlight streaming through a stained glass window at the 17th century Karim Khan Citadel in Shiraz, Iran.
And "The Value of Time", London-based architectural photographer James Retief’s depiction of Sir Robert McAlpine’s restoration of the Elizabeth Tower at the Palace of Westminster in London has won the Judges’ Choice Award.
Both receive a cash prize of £1,500.
The CIOB’s annual Art of Building competition encourages the public and professional photographers to explore and discover the ‘art’ of building as well as to celebrate creativity in the construction industry.
"The Value of Time", by James Retief, shows Sir Robert McAlpine’s restoration of the Elizabeth Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London
This year’s 15 finalists, picked from hundreds of entries, hailed from all over the world, including Australia, Belgium, Dubai, Iran, Myanmar, Russia, and the UK.
Caroline Gumble, Chief Executive of the CIOB and a judge of the competition said: "We all experience an emotional response to a building, whether that is your own home, the place you work or the building’s that describe a moment in time or even an entire society. Our winners this year have successfully explored the beauty that exists in heritage buildings and their continued meaning to us all. We thank everyone who entered the competition and everyone who voted. Congratulations to our winners you have inspired us."
Visit here to see all the finalists and to learn more about this year’s competition. The competition can also be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ciobartofbuilding.
Top image: "Arg of Karim Khan", by Borna Mirahmadian, captures sun streaming through a stained glass window at the 17th century Karim Khan Citadel in Shiraz, Iran