UK’s ugliest buildings revealed – but which is the worst?


The shortlist continues to be announced for that six contenders up for that tough title of Britain’s ugliest building.

The websites happen to be pitted against one another within the annual Carbuncle Cup – the prize that no architect wants to increase their mantelpiece.

Building Design established the “award” like a light-hearted method of drawing focus on unhealthy architecture blighting britain’s towns and metropolitan areas.

Image: 20 Ambleside Avenue could be crowned the ugliest building in the UK. Pic: Building Design

Every year, readers of the profession news site are asked to appoint the brand new structures they hate probably the most, using the records whittled lower to some shortlist with a jury.

It is the unofficial ugly sister of RIBA’s (Royal Institute of British Architects) Stirling Prize, that is awarded towards the best new building every year.

Beckley Point in Plymouth has made the shortlist for the unwanted honour. Pic: Building Design
Image: Beckley Point in Plymouth has also made the shortlist for the unwanted honour. Pic: Building Design

The 2010 jury was chaired because they build Design editor Thomas Lane.

He was became a member of by architectural critic and author Jonathan Glancey, commissioner for Historic England and former proper director for built atmosphere at Westminster Council Rosemarie McQueen, and Ike Ijeh, Building Design’s architectural correspondent.

Carbuncle Cup winners of history have incorporated a residential building in London’s Docklands, the Radio building within the Town of London, along with a large apartment block incorporating a Tesco in Woolwich.

Ideas check out 2018’s candidates prior to the unlucky champion is topped on 5 September.


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