The world’s best architectural photographers have been celebrated at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore.

[© Fernando Guerra] Project name: EPFL Quartier Nord. Architect: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés. Location: Ecublens, Switzerland

Photographer Fernando Guerra from Lisbon, Portugal, was named overall winner of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award 2015 with an image of a building in Ecublens, Switzerland (above).

Fernando’s image came top in the ‘Buildings in Use’ category.

The Arcaid Images Photography Award aims to highlight the skills and creativity of the specialist architectural photographer.

Entrants were challenged to look beyond the architecture and ‘consider the merits of the photography for composition, sense of place, atmosphere and use of scale’.

Su Shengliang, susl_photography@126.com, Long Museum West Bund, Cultural building, Atelier Deshaus, Shanghai, China, 2014/4/12

[© Su Shengliang] Long Museum West Bund, Cultural building, Atelier Deshaus, Shanghai, China, 2014/4/12

Project Name: Yick Cheong Building/ Architect: Unknow/ Building Type: Residencial[© Lingfei Tan] Project Name: Yick Cheong Building. Architect: Unknown. Building Type: Residential

Su Shengliang, susl_photography@126.com, Long Museum West Bund, Cultural building, Atelier Deshaus, Shanghai, China, 2014/4/4[© Su Shengliang] Long Museum West Bund, Cultural building, Atelier Deshaus, Shanghai, China, 2014/4/12

Photographer: Tom Roe Contact: +61 422 720 482 - studio@tomroephotography.com Paypal reference: 6RH38269FD646451R (02/06/15) Project name: Kandalama Hotel   Building type: Hotel Architect: Geoffrey Bawa Location: Dambulla, Sri Lanka Client: Heritance Hotels Date shot: 10/06/2014[© Tom Roe]

Architects Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga, two of the judges, said in a statement: ‘The high level of photography has made it a very difficult task to choose the winners.

‘The most important thing for us has been the concept and atmosphere of the images – how they have been perceived and expressed through the creativity and inspiration of the photographer.’

Fellow judge Katy Harris said: ‘It has been fun and really enjoyable. A great opportunity to see so many high-quality images of well-known and obscure locations. Judging has been inspiring and challenging.’

The contest aims to translate ‘the sophistication of architecture into readable and understandable two dimensions – to explain and extol the character, detail and environment of the [architectural] project’.

The work of the shortlisted architectural photographers is due to be showcased at Sto Werkstatt in London EC1R from 5 February-25 March 2016.