The overall winner of the CIOB Art of Building Photography Contest 2012 has been announced.
The winning image, called 'Roof in Colours' has earned Ines Costa, a pharmacist from Lisbon, Portugal, the title of Chartered Institute Of Building (CIOB) 2012 Art of Building Photographer of the Year.
‘Roof in Colours’, fought off stiff competition from 11 other finalists. Costa was delighted with the win and said she plans to use her cash prize of £2,000 to buy a much-needed new lens and other photography equipment.
Thousands of votes were cast to determine the overall outcome, reflecting the continuing worldwide interest in the CIOB contest whose brief is to encourage people to explore and discover the ‘art’ of building as well as celebrate creativity in the construction industry. The twelve finalists hailed from all over the world, including India, the UK, the USA, Vietnam and Uruguay.
This year’s competition judges included Peter Murray and Maxwell Hutchinson, both renowned architects and senior media figures. The panel were particularly taken by the traditional orange hues which shone through in Costa’s ‘Roof in Colours.’ “The orange tiles are reminiscent of older European buildings,” observed Hutchinson. “There’s something almost humorous about this colourful, uplifting composition.”
‘Roof in Colours’ will feature in a charity auction later this year, alongside a selection of other 2012 Art of Building competition entries. All money raised will contribute to a major project to build hurricane and earthquake resilient schools in Haiti, organised by development and disaster relief organisation Article 25.
To see the final twelve shortlisted entries along with the newly announced highly commended entries, visit the Art of Building