08/24/2012 02:54 pm ET

The Art Of Building 2012 Photography Competition Finalists Revealed (PHOTOS)

Zheng Hui Ng / The Art of Building 2012

Finalists for the Art of Building 2012 photography competition have been released, illuminating photographers who share a reverence for architectural space and its relationship to our daily lives.

Stark shacks sit isolated in South Africa, a Spanish sugar factory resembles a holy temple, and a German cantilever looks like an optical illusion... These architectural forms from around the world emit a shared sense of elegance, history and strength. “It was another very strong year for the contest, with imaginative entries from around the world,” CIOB Art of Building manager, Saul Townsend, told Dezeen.

A judging panel chose the 12 images selected as finalists, but the winner is up to you. The Chartered Institute of Building in Berkshire, England, is inviting the public to vote for their favorite image, endowing the artist with the invaluable title of ‘Art of Building' Photographer of the Year and a £2,000 cash prize. Some of the entries will also be auctioned off for charity later this year, with funds helping to build hurricane and earthquake resilient schools in Haiti through the UK charity Article 25.

Click here to cast your vote. Voting will close on September 6, 2012, so act quickly!

See the stunning finalists below. (Images courtesy of Art of Building.)

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