The Art Deco control room of a derelict Hungarian power station has been chosen by the public as the winner of the Art of Building photography competition.

The Art of Building 2016
Control, by Roman Robroek, Hungary: 'This beautiful control room is one of a kind and built in a beautiful Art Deco style.' Roman Robroek

Urban photographer Roman Robroek from the Netherlands took the winning image of Kelenfold Power Station in Budapest said: "When I started my urban photography journey, I mostly saw empty, abandoned and decayed buildings. It didn't take long before curiosity struck me. What was the story behind those buildings? Who used to live there? What purpose did these objects serve and why were they abandoned? This curiosity created a close bond between me and urban photography and I have since visited so many beautiful locations all over the world. The opportunity to take a peek behind closed doors is a truly unique experience, both relaxing and enticing at the same time."

For the first time the competition also introduced a £1,000 cash prize to support a Young Photographer of the Year (those aged 18 or under) which was awarded to Jonathan Walland for his photograph Overlook which showcased an unusual perspective of the Hayward Gallery in London. Speaking about his victory Jonathan said "I have always had a particular interest in photographing structures, including interiors, and I have recently developed an interest in commercial photography. To win such a prestigious award so early in my photography career is incredible."

The Art of Building 2016
Overlook, by Jonathan Walland, London, UK. 'This is part of a series of photographs demonstrating how the absence of light can be used to divert the attention of the observer towards what the photographer intended to highlight.' Jonathan Walland

Each year, Art of Building attracts thousands of entries from around the world by amateur and professional photographers aiming to scoop the £3,500 cash prize and title Art of Building Photographer of the Year. These are whittled down to shortlist of around 15 pictures by a team of professional judges from the world of art, photography and publishing. The overall winner is decided upon by public vote.

Further information about the competition can be found at