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Finsbury Park’s ‘Covered Reservoir’ is the Winner of the 2016 Arcaid Award

SEEN is delighted to announce that Matt Emmett is the overall winner of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award with his stunning - and almost unreal - image ‘Covered Reservoir’, depicting the East London Water Works covered reservoir located under Finsbury Park. The award was announced at the Gala Dinner of the World Architecture Festival in Berlin.

SEEN is delighted to announce that Matt Emmett is the overall winner of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award with his stunning – and almost unreal – image ‘Covered Reservoir’, depicting the East London Water Works covered reservoir located under Finsbury Park. The award was announced at the Gala Dinner of the World Architecture Festival in Berlin.

Focusing on the stillness and creativity of the photographer, this award has been given for the first time of an image of a historic location. The Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of the Year Award highlights the expertise of the specialist architectural photographer in translating the character, detail and environment of a project. Matt Emmett has made us open our eyes and discover things that had not been previously appreciated, such as this beautiful water reservoir hidden underneath Finsbury Park.

Judge Emily Booth, Executive Editor of The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal, said: ‘The images that particularly stood out were the ones that made you pause, that invited you to explore the picture further, and that challenged preconceived ideas’. And that is precisely what ‘Covered Reservoir’ does indeed evoke in viewers.

Other members of the Jury included Amy Croft, artist and curator of Sto Werkstatt; Katy Harris, Communications Director, Foster + Partners; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, partner at BIG; Fernando Guerra, architectural photographer; and Ulrich Muller, founder of Architektur Galerie Berlin.
Matt Emmett’s winning image, alongside all shortlisted entries, will feature in an exhibition titled ‘Building Images’ that will take place in February 2017 at Sto Werkstatt, Clerkenwell, London. The images will also be displayed in an exhibition at Architektur Galerie in Berlin in March 2017. SEEN will certainly be in attendance.

www.arcaidawards.com