The Art of Building

The Art of Building photography competition is an international showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment. It is open to both professional and amateur photographers.


The competition is run by the Chartered Institute of Building and celebrates the creativity of the industry, the passion of the people who work within it, and the impact their work has on those who make use of the final construction.

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The 2013 winner is...

Congratulations to Kirsten Quist with her entry 'Desperate Measures'.


Speaking about her award Kirsten said: “I am honored to be the winner of the 2013 Art of Building competition. I never imagined that I would win a photographic competition of this magnitude at such an early stage in my photography career. Although I am only 20, and I still have a lot to learn when it comes to photography, it's wonderful to be recognised for my work.”


You can view all the finalists and highly commended entries here.

Shot of the Week

Shot of the Week Accuracy

©Ilja C Hendel

At the construction site for a tunnel in Oslo one worker is checking the accuracy of the roof of the tunnel, while a crane is above him. It shows how important it is to pay attention to details when building something huge.