BD fires the starting gun for this year’s most unwanted award

Carbuncle Cup

BD today launches the 2017 Carbuncle Cup, our annual hunt for the worst building of the past year.

We’ll be publishing one contender every week until we announce the shortlist at the end of August.

Start sending in your nominations straight away to the editor at Include a short citation explaining why it deserves to win architecture’s wooden spoon and a few publishable photographs taken by you to illustrate your case.

To be eligible a building must have been completed in the last 12 months.

Last year’s winner was Lincoln Plaza, a residential development in London’s Docklands, designed by BUJ Architects for Galliard Homes.

It was chosen by a panel of judges consisting of BD editor Thomas Lane, architect and architectural critic Ike Ijeh, author, architect and BD columnist Ben Flatman and the LSE’s director of estates Julian Robinson who was responsible for commissioning the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre from O’Donnell & Tuomey which was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.

Reader comments are also taken into account during the judging process.