The winner of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award has been announced at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin

Image courtesy of Matt Emmett/Arcaid Images

Image courtesy of Matt Emmett/Arcaid Images

The winner of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award has been announced at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin, with Matt Emmett taking the top spot with his rather mind-bending image of a covered reservoir in Finsbury Park, London.

Designed by the East London Water Works Company back in 1868, the Finsbury Park reservoir marks the first occasion a historic location has been selected as a winner of the Arcaid awards, but Emmett’s image captured the imagination of the judging delegates at the festival. One, Dr Eva-Maria Barkhofen, likened the shot to a Piranesi – an 18th Century Italian artist famed for his depictions of fictional, Kafkaesque prisons.

Emmett will be presented his award along with $3,000 in prize money during the public ‘Building Images’ exhibition, planned for February 2017 in Sto Werkstatt, London, alongside the other 19 shortlisted entries from around the world.