The New Buildings special award is back as part of the 2021 edition of URBAN Photo Awards, thanks to the renewed partnership with Italian digital magazine Matrix4Design!
Launched for the first time in 2020, New Buildings is dedicated to contemporary architectural photography, and in particular to the icons of architecture that have changed the face of cities over the last ten years. New and brand new buildings, fruit of the visionary genius of the archistars, who redesign the skyline of big cities and renew the face of the neighborhoods.
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 from Monday 1st March 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.
Finalist images will be on display in Milan, Italy, at a venue that we will announce shortly. 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 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). 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.
The author of the winning shot 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. Matrix4design will publish an interview with the author.
In 2020, the first edition of the New Buildings special award saw Rebeka Legovic triumphing among over 100 photos in the competition with her shot from the UniCredit Tower in Milan Porta Nuova. The ten best photographs have been exhibited in Milan at Solferino LAB.
Matrix4Design, which shares the feeling and approach to the world of art and photography with URBAN Photo Awards, was born in 2016 from the will of Editrice Industriale. It’s a magazine based on the originality of the contents and on the ability to approach readers with a counter-current attitude. Over the years, Matrix4Design has established itself as a reference point for the world of architecture and design, able to tune in real time with the new design trends and to look at the changes in the urban landscape with curious and attentive eyes. A showcase aimed at professionals in the sector and beyond, to look at to find the connection between design and architecture, between the product and its application, between the aesthetic aspect and the concreteness of the “laid”.