From New Zealand to Ukraine, Carbuncle Cup receives global coverage
BD’s Carbuncle Cup attracted headlines around the world over the weekend, as well as pieces in the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent and Daily Mail.
All the coverage of the 2010 winner, BFLS’s Strata tower in Elephant & Castle, quoted judge Ellis Woodman who criticised the tower for its “breakfast-extracting ugliness” and suggested it appeared to be “auditioning for a supporting role in a James Bond title sequence. (A Bond title sequence, let us reiterate, in Elephant & Castle.)”
The competition was also picked up by Northern Irish TV and the Belfast Telegraph, which noted how many of the city’s buildings had been nominated, the New Zealand Herald, Brussels paper Le Vif, which dubbed Strata “la plus moche de Grande-Bretagne” and Ukrainian tabloid Segodnya.
BD editor Amanda Baillieu was interviewed on Radio 4’s PM programme on Friday, along with a spokesman for developer Brookfield.
Much of the coverage started fresh debates on the papers’ websites as well as sparking a lot of interest on Twitter. It generated hundreds of tweets from as far afield as Russia and Japan.
To hear Amanda Baillieu’s interview jump to 38 minutes and 48 seconds here: