Annual Search Begins for UK's Ugliest Building
"[The Carbuncle Cup] is to the Stirling prize what the Razzies are to the Oscars, a prize to call out the worst offenders in the built environment – from overblown 'iconic' gestures to that grim retail shed (or is it a school?) on your street."
"Over the past seven years, the Carbuncle Cup has been awarded to shopping centres and housing blocks, hotels and office complexes as well as – last year, in the most controversial decision yet – to the "restoration" of the Cutty Sark in Greenwich," says Wainwright.
"In other years, the prize has focused on the real villain of British architecture, the kind of mindless planner-friendly filler that marches up and down the country along railway lines, canalsides and out-of-town centres."