CIOB Art of Building competition winner announced
The winning image of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Art of Building competition went to Roof in Colours by Ines Costa.
The image depicts the construction of a modern, terracotta-coloured temple roof in Bangkok, which struck a chord with hundreds of people worldwide and earned Ines Costa, a pharmacist from Lisbon, Portugal, the title of (CIOB) 2012 Art of Building Photographer of the Year.
The winning photo, entitled ‘Roof in Colours’ fought off tough competition from 11 other finalists. Costa was delighted with the win and said she plans to use her cash prize of £2,000 to buy a much-needed new lens and other photography equipment.
“This man is building art!” she says. “I spotted him whilst on holiday in Bangkok. It was very inspiring to see how he chose the colours and put the tiles onto the temple roof.”
Thousands of votes were cast to determine the overall outcome, reflecting the continuing worldwide interest in the CIOB contest whose brief is to encourage people to explore and discover the ‘art’ of building as well as celebrating creativity in the construction industry. The twelve finalists came from all over the world, including India, the UK, the USA, Vietnam and Uruguay.
This year’s competition judges included Peter Murray and Maxwell Hutchinson, both renowned architects and senior media figures. The panel were particularly taken by the traditional orange hues which shone through in Costa’s ‘Roof in Colours.’
“The orange tiles are reminiscent of older European buildings,” observed Hutchinson. “There’s something almost humorous about this colourful, uplifting composition.”
‘Roof in Colours’ will feature in a charity auction later this year, alongside a selection of other 2012 Art of Building competition entries. All money raised will contribute to a major project to build hurricane and earthquake resilient schools in Haiti, organised by development and disaster relief organisation, Article 25.
To see the final twelve along with the newly-announced ‘Highly Commended’ entries, visit artofbuilding.org
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