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From the nominator: “It’s brand new and is clad in GOLD and looks terrible and completely out of place next door to a conservation area.”
From the Evening Standard, City Spy, June 11 2012: “At last. An answer to the question mystifying the good burghers of Kensal Green: who on earth is to blame for the garish golden exterior of the new Bellway apartment block development, called City View? John Watson, chief executive of Bellway, insists his housebuilding company is not at fault. “It’s got an awful colour cladding on it,” he admits. “But that’s not our choice. It’s been imposed by the planning authorities at Brent Council. I think that’s completely wrong.” Too right! At least Watson, whose company is based in Newcastle, doesn’t have to look at the golden monstrosity every day. Local residents, who are already mightily annoyed with Brent for closing a string of libraries, now have another reason to dislike the Council.”
Clarification: This site was purchased with planning permission for a scheme designed by Chassay Last Architects. Boon Brown was appointed to produce the technical design for construction purpose.
Carbuncle cup nominations are now open. Email yours to email@example.com or tweet your nomination using #carbunclecup
Any building with a known designer that completed in the last 12 months or is due for completion before the 2012 Olympics is eligible.
Each week we’ll feature one nominated building. The buildings with most comments will automatically make the shortlist alongside those selected by the judges.