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New Buildings 2021, Matrix4Design’s amazing journey through architectural photography



In 2020, we visited Italy, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Ireland, Qatar and many other countries around the world, from East to West; in 2021, where will we go?

We are about to find out, thanks to New Buildings, the special award dedicated to contemporary architectural photography promoted by Matrix4Design in collaboration with URBAN Photo Awards, the world wide photo contest based in Trieste and dedicated to professional and amateur photographers.

Maria Francesca Bertoli – Stazione AV Mediopadana Reggio Nell’Emilia – New Buildings 2020

This year again, New Buildings will consider the best photos of the icons of architecture that have changed the face of cities over the last ten years, interpreting innovative buildings and visionary projects in an original way.

If you wish to enter the competition, you will only have to add the tag New Buildings (Matrix4design prize) to the Single Photos running in the category SPACES. Submissions are open until Monday 31st May 2021.

Matrix4Design editor Andrea Boni will be again in the URBAN jury to select the photos and draw up the New Buildings shortlist (30 photos), which will be announced at the end of June; the subsequent ranking of the Finalists will be announced at the end of July.

Philippe Sarfati – RAI Hotel Amsterdam – New Buildings 2020

Finalist images will be on display in Milan, Italy, and the exhibition will be part of the Photo Days Tour 2021 calendar, a series of events taking place outside the city during the Trieste Photo Days festival; in addition, a selection of the best photos of New Buildings will also be published in the photographic volume URBAN unveils the City and its secrets – Vol. 07, which will contain the best of the 2021 contest.

In September we will announce the winning photo, which will be displayed and awarded in Trieste at the Winners’ exhibition of URBAN Photo Awards (end of October, during the Trieste Photo Days).

The author of the winning shot will give an exclusive interview to Matrix4Design, will receive an Amazon voucher of € 500 and will be hosted for 2 nights in Trieste during the Trieste Photo Days, to attend the Awards Ceremony.

Gaia Marangon – Turning Torso – New Buildings 2020

Matrix4Design and URBAN Photo Awards are ready to start an amazing new journey in architectural photography. And you?