Captured by Kevin Mak, a Hong-Kong-typical light and shadow unveils the finest structural details of cast-in-place concrete, prestressed columns, prefabricated joints and wall panels of this unique Brutalist architecture, formerly unknown to the public.
As the first Hong Kong-based public vote winner, the photograph received 66% of the vote from over 55,000 votes this year, and is the most popular amongst Dezeen’s readers. The Judges comment that "Sparking conversation about the juxtaposition between nature and man, this photograph forces us to reckon with the effect that we have had on the world around us. Deemed a metaphor for the current crumblings of society, the image tells a story through contrast – light and dark, technology and nature, evolution and decline. Architecture is central to the image, but part of a much larger narrative that forces us to confront the state of the world that we inhabit."