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From the nominator: “Until last week, the Birmingham suburb of Shard End was known for little more than being the birthplace of Electric Light Orchestra founder, Jeff Lynne. Friday, however, saw the opening of the new Shard End library – a building going by the not unfamiliar name, The Shard - putting the place definitively on the map. While it has an undeniable resemblance to a car showroom painted tomato red, the building sears itself into the memory, nonetheless. And why? Because Shard End’s new library, The Shard, has a gigantic shard sticking out the end of it. Who knew that critical regionalism could be so easy?”
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 selecetd by the judges.