“A Totem of Beijing” by Rex Zou

“The existence of super-tall buildings shows the wealth and vitality of this city with a population of tens of millions, and at the same time, super-tall buildings are easily looked up by people from all directions. When I looked at it again on the roof of an already high building, this trophy (Chinese Tripod) – like building was within reach, almost completely grasped. CITIC Tower (China Zun), like a totem of Beijing, stands upright in the land and radiates its direct and powerful ability.”

Camera: Fujifilm SLR

One of the most exciting moments of Architizer’s year is upon us again — we are thrilled to reveal the 100 amazing Finalists for the 3rd Annual One Photo Challenge, architecture’s biggest photography competition! Including unique architectural images from around the world, this year’s vibrant exhibition is full of unusual perspectives and bold juxtapositions of form and void. Each photograph tells its own unique story about buildings, people and our world in 2022, demonstrating how architecture can be viewed as a landscape, an artwork, a stage, a refuge and a home.