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Friday31 July 2015

Carbuncle Cup 2015

Carbuncle Cup: Whittle Building, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

31 July 2015

This John Simpson Architects-designed neo-gothic student accommodation makes up the fourth side of historic Gisborne Court

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Carbuncle Cup 2015

Carbuncle Cup: Woodward Hall, North Acton, London

23 July 2015

Our nominator despised this Careyjones Chapmantolcher-designed student halls of residence so much he stood for Parliament to oppose inappropriate development

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Walkie talkie tower, 20 Fenchurch Street, Land Securities, Canary Wharf, City

Carbuncle Cup: Walkie Talkie, City of London

15 July 2015

Here it is, the one so many have been waiting for: Rafael Vinoly’s 20 Fenchurch Street

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Library Walk in Manchester by SimpsonHaugh & Partners

Carbuncle Cup: Library Walk, Manchester

9 July 2015

The nomination of this little SimpsonHaugh & Partners’ project is sure to cause a storm

Comments (39)

M by Montcalm - Carbuncle Cup nominee 2015 - designed by Squire and Partners and 5plus Architects

Carbuncle Cup: M by Montcalm hotel

3 July 2015

Squire & Partners and 5plus architects bag a Carbuncle Cup nomination for their Shoreditch collaboration

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Northwich Memorial Court leisure centre designed by Ellis Williams Architects

Carbuncle Cup: Northwich Memorial Court leisure centre

24 June 2015

Ellis Williams Architects is the first practice to receive a Carbuncle Cup nomination in 2015

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RSS feed for Carbuncle Cup 2014

Carbuncle Cup 2014

Concord House conversion in Birmingham by D5 Architects

Carbuncle Cup cited in planning quarrel

8 September 2014 | Updated: 10 September 2014

Councillor warns Birmingham scheme is a ‘shoo-in’ for next year’s award

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The Carbuncle cup

Carbuncle Cup 2014 winner announced

3 September 2014

Sheppard Robson’s Woolwich Central is voted the overwhelming winner, writes Thomas Lane

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Gateshead's Trinity Square shopping centre and student accommodation development

Carbuncle Cup: Trinity Square, Gateshead

13 August 2014

Multiple nominations for shopping centre that replaces brutalist car park

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The Marque, Cambridge

Carbuncle Cup: The Marque, Cambridge by Cambridge University department of architecture

30 July 2014

The university city’s contribution to this year’s award

Comments (17)

One Commercial Street at Aldgate East, London, by Sigma Seifert Architects

Carbuncle Cup: One Commercial Street, by Sigma Seifert Architects

16 July 2014

Flats on London’s City fringe are latest to be nominated

Comments (7)

QN7 Queensland Road, London by CZWG

Carbuncle Cup: QN7 flats by CZWG

1 July 2014

Housing scheme latest to be nominated for architecture’s wooden spoon

Comments (8)

University of Bath

Carbuncle Cup: Chancellor's Building, University of Bath, Stride Treglown

17 June 2014

The fifth nomination for this year’s award

Comments (7)

RR3

Carbuncle Cup: Triton Building, Regent's Place, London

11 June 2014

The third nomination for this year’s award

Comments (15)

Vauxhall Tower, London

Carbuncle Cup: Vauxhall Tower by Broadway Malyan

9 June 2014

2014’s first nomination for architecture’s most-feared prize

Comments (17)

Woolwich Central by Sheppard Robson

Media goes Carbuncle Cup crazy

4 September 2014

BBC’s Today programme, FT and Helen Mirren all get in on the act

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The Carbuncle cup

Carbuncle Cup 2014 shortlist announced

28 August 2014

Six projects make the shortlist for architecture’s most dubious accolade

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S1

Carbuncle Cup: University Square Stratford by Make

7 August 2014

A second nomination for Stratford

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Strelitzia 1

Carbuncle Cup: Strelitzia by LK2 Consultants

23 July 2014

Our latest nomination is a building inspired by the Bird of Paradise flower

Comments (45)

Leeds Arena

Carbuncle Cup: Leeds Arena by Populous

9 July 2014

It may have hosted the opening ceremony of the Tour de France last week but for one reader, not even that was enough to spare it from being nominated.

Comments (18)

Unite Stratford City by BDP

Carbuncle Cup: Unite Stratford City by BDP

24 June 2014

East London student housing is the competition’s sixth nomination

Comments (26)

cast

Carbuncle Cup: Doncaster Cast by RHWL

12 June 2014

The fourth nomination for this year’s award

Comments (8)

Woolwich1

Carbuncle Cup: Sheppard Robson's Woolwich Central

10 June 2014

The second nomination for this year’s award

Comments (33)
RSS feed for Carbuncle Cup 2013

Carbuncle Cup 2013

UCL’s student block, 465 Caledonian Road by Stephen George & Partners

Carbuncle Cup winner 2013: A triumph for the dark side

29 August 2013

This year’s worst new building, 465 Caledonian Road by Stephen George & Partners, offers a prison-like experience for student residents

Comments (19)

Carbuncle Cup

Carbuncle Cup 2013 shortlist revealed

19 August 2013

The six buildings that are one step closer to winning architecture’s wooden spoon…

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465 Caledonian Road carbuncle cup nomination reader's picture

Carbuncle Cup nomination — 465 Caledonian Road, London by Stephen George & Partners

16 July 2013

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James Chadwick Building by Halliday Meecham

Carbuncle Cup nomination — James Chadwick Building, University of Manchester, by Halliday Meecham

2 July 2013

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Oakfield Primary by Sunesis

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Oakfield Primary, Rugby by Atkins for Sunesis Video

18 June 2013

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Stock Woolstencroft's Avant Garde

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Avant Garde, 34-42 Bethnal Green Road by Stock Woolstencroft

22 May 2013

Have your say on this year’s nominations

Comments (20)

The Shard

Carbuncle Cup nomination — The Shard by Renzo Piano

6 August 2013

Have your say on this year’s nominations

Comments (30)

PH Partnership and Space Group's Breeam ‘excellent’ rated Palatine Centre

Carbuncle Cup nomination — The Palatine Centre, Durham by PH Partnership and Space Group

23 July 2013

Have your say on this year’s nominations

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York_Rd4

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Premier Inn, Lambeth, London by Hamiltons*

9 July 2013

Have your say on this year’s nominations

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colwyn-bay-waterfront02

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Porth Eirias Watersports Centre, Colwyn Bay, Wales, by K2 Architects Video

25 June 2013

Have your say on this year’s nominations

Comments (13)

Port Meadow

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Castle Mill housing, Port Meadow, Oxford by Frankham Consultancy Group

11 June 2013

Have your say on this year’s nominations

Comments (176)

Carbuncle Cup

Carbuncle Cup 2013 open for nominations

17 May 2013

The UK’s most controversial architecture prize is back

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RSS feed for Carbuncle Cup 2012

Carbuncle Cup 2012

The Cutty Sark by Grimshaw

Carbuncle Cup winner 2012: Ship in a throttle Video

13 September 2012

Grimshaw’s disastrously conceived restoration of the Cutty Sark is winner of this year’s BD Carbuncle Cup, tragically defiling the very thing it sets out to save

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The ArcelorMittal Orbit

In video: Carbuncle Cup shortlist 2012 Video

7 September 2012

Ahead of announcing the winner of Carbuncle Cup, Ellis Woodman takes his camera around this year’s shortlisted monstrosities…

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Shard End library, Birmingham by Idp Partnership

Carbuncle Cup 2012: the shortlist

22 July 2012

After months of public nominations, these six are one step closer to winning architecture’s wooden spoon…

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Titanic museum, Belfast

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Titanic Belfast museum by Todd Architects and Civic Arts

10 July 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

Comments (17)

Mann Island Development by Broadway Malyan

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Mann Island by Broadway Malyan

26 June 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

Comments (27)

Shard End library, Birmingham by Idp Partnership

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Shard End Library, Birmingham by Idp Partnership

12 June 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

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The Prince’s Foundation’s Natural House.

Carbuncle Cup nomination — The Prince’s Foundation’s Natural House

29 May 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

Comments (21)

Victoria Hall Wembley by CZWG

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Victoria Hall Student Accommodation, Wembley, by CZWG

1 May 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

Comments (21)

Strata tower by BFLS.

Two years in our Carbuncle

24 July 2012

How does it feel when the building you’ve moved into wins the Carbuncle Cup?

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Firepool Lock, Taunton by Andrew Smith Architects

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Firepool Lock housing, Taunton by Andrew Smith Architects

17 July 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

Comments (7)

Liam O'Connor's Bomber Command memorial

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Bomber Command memorial, Green Park, London by Liam O'Connor

3 July 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

Comments (21)

City View by Boon Brown Architects

Carbuncle Cup nomination — City View, Kensal Rise, London, by Chassay Last and Boon Brown Architects

19 June 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

Comments (20)

Novotel, Southwark, HKR

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Novotel and Ibis Hotels, Blackfriars Road, London by HKR Architects

6 June 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

Comments (16)

Cutty Sark - image by reader

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Cutty Sark renovation by Grimshaw Architects

22 May 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

Comments (30)

Park House by Robin Partington

Carbuncle Cup nomination — Park House, Oxford Street, London, by Robin Partington

8 May 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

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The Hive in Worcester by Feilden Clegg Bradley

Carbuncle Cup nomination - The Hive, Worcester, by Feilden Clegg Bradley

24 April 2012

Have your say on this year’s shortlist

Comments (18)

Carbuncle Cup 2011

MediaCityUK, Salford Quays

MediaCityUK wins 2011 Carbuncle Cup Video

1 September 2011

Amid strong competition, the Salford media hub is voted this year’s worst UK building in BD’s annual Carbuncle Cup competition.

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Media City Salford by Fairhursts, Chapman Taylor and Wilkinson Eyre Video

31 August 2011 | Updated: 1 September 2011

“There’s an emptiness here that the architects have desperately tried to compensate for”

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The Museum of Liverpool: 3XN's Kim Nielsen defends his design Video

26 July 2011

The Museum of Liverpool opened to the news it had been nominated for this year’s Carbuncle Cup.

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One Hyde Park, London. Archtiect: Rogers Stirk Harbour

Carbuncle Cup citation: One Hyde Park by Rogers Stirk Harbour Video

22 July 2011

“What is shocking is that, after five years in the making and a £500 million construction cost, it is quite so bad.”

Comments (6)

Bond Bryan liquorice allsorts

Carbuncle Cup citation: Phoenix High School by Bond Bryan

22 July 2011

“Seems to have been built in Jenga blocks by someone who is colour blind – in  a conservation area”

Comments (6)

Ebenezer Chapel and housing development, Brighton. Architect: Molyneux Architects

Carbuncle Cup citation: Ebenezer Chapel and Housing Development by Molyneux Architects

22 July 2011

“These mediocre buildings that damage our cities more than bolder failures”

Comments (1)

Newport Station by Grimshaw and Atkins Video

31 August 2011 | Updated: 1 September 2011

A quick tour around the Carbuncle Cup nominated station with judges Hugh Pearman and Ellis Woodman

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Carbuncle Cup

Bloated icons and dreary sheds go head to head in the race for the Carbuncle Cup

22 July 2011

Clunky slabs and botched “landmarks” battle it out to win the coveted title of worst building of the year.

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Newport Railway Station by Grimshaw and Atkins

Carbuncle Cup citation: Newport Station by Grimshaw and Atkins

22 July 2011

“The suppposedly “iconic” form of the building can only be appreciated by seagulls”

Comments (2)

Museum of Liverpool

Carbuncle Cup citation: Museum of Liverpool by 3XN/AEW Video

22 July 2011

“Like giving a pretty girl a black eye, knocking all her teeth out and saying ’smile you look lovely’”

Comments (3)

Media City, Salford by Fairhursts and Chapman Taylor

Carbuncle Cup citation: Media City by Fairhursts, Chapman Taylor and Wilkinson Eyre Video

22 July 2011

“For an organisation with high cultural aspirations it is hard to see how the BBC could have sunk much lower”

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Strata tower by BFLS.

From New Zealand to Ukraine, Carbuncle Cup receives global coverage

16 August 2010

BD’s Carbuncle Cup attracted headlines around the world over the weekend, as well as pieces in the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent and Daily Mail.

Haymarket, Newcastle

Six in race for Carbuncle Cup

22 July 2010

The shortlist has been announced for the Carbuncle Cup, BD’s award for the ugliest building in the UK completed in the last 12 months.

First Prize: Hamilton Architects’ Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal.

Liverpool Ferry Terminal wins Carbuncle Cup 2009

28 August 2009

Despite strong competition from a record number of entries, this year’s winning building by Belfast-based Hamilton Architects is a shining example of bad architecture and bad planning

Carbuncle Cup

Carbuncle Cup 2008: The review

15 October 2008

You came, you saw, you voted and some certainly came from far: this year’s carbuncle cup was an international affair attracting attention from far and wide.

Broadgate Tower

Who will get the wooden spoon in BD’s Carbuncle Cup this year?

03 October 2008

BD’s Carbuncle Cup is to the Stirling Prize what the Razzies are to the Oscars. So while the RIBA searches for architecture’s most sublime, we uncover its most reviled. Here’s the 2008 shortlist chosen from your nominations

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris' KX200

Carbuncle Cup shortlist revealed

1 October 2007

Seven buildings are on the shortlist for BD’s Carbuncle Cup for worst building of the year

Carbuncle Cup seeks crimes against design

6 October 2006

As the Golden Raspberries are to the Oscars so the Carbuncle Cup is to the Stirling Prize.

Strata tower by BFLS.

Strata tower wins 2010 Carbuncle Cup

12 August 2010

BFLS’s Strata tower in Elephant & Castle beats a strong field to win BD’s award for the ugliest new building in Britain.

Stephen Bayley

Stephen Bayley backs BD's Carbuncle Cup in attack on bad modern architecture

19 July 2010

Stephen Bayley has announced his support for BD’s Carbuncle Cup in a scathing attack on “bad buildings”, including Renzo Piano’s Central St Giles.

Poundbury fire station

Carbuncle Cup 2009 longlist unveiled

5 August 2009

This year BD has been deluged with entries for the title of the worst new building in the UK, with over 20 buildings nominated for the 2009 Carbuncle Cup.

Radisson wins Carbuncle Cup (video) Video

10 October 2008

The Radisson SAS Waterfront Hotel in Jersey by EPR Architects has won the wooden spoon in BD’s Carbuncle Cup 2008.

Walton Street Car Park in Aylesbury

The Carbuncle Cup 2008: Your nominations

10 September 2008

With only three weeks left to nominate your most hated building in the UK, it’s time to put on your protective goggles and pore the streets for that most celebrated monstrosity and deserved winner of BD’s third Carbuncle Cup.

Bottom of the barrel - Carbuncles 2006

13 October 2006

On the eve of this year’s Stirling Prize, we asked you to send us your nominations for our Carbuncle Cup for crimes against architecture. They range from high profile failures to everyday dross, from those practices that keep churning out the rubbish to others who should know better. Zoë Blackler presents the 10 most wanted

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