Friday Funny: Meet the Winner of the 2017 'Carbuncle Cup' for the U.K.'s Ugliest New Building

Building Design (BD) a British architecture publication, has announced the "winner" of the competition to decide the ugliest new building of the year.
September 8, 2017, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Nova Victoria, a mixed use scheme in London has won the 2017 Carbuncle Cup," reports Thomas Lane.

The judges asses the building as "crass," "over-scaled," and "a hideous mess."

Lane's coverage of the announcement also includes snapshots of the six finalists.

Oliver Wainwright picked up the news of the Carbuncle Cup. Here's how Wainwright summarizes the judge's assessment of Nova Victoria:

Described by judges as “one of the worst office developments central London has ever seen”, and one that “sets a new benchmark for dystopian dysfunction”, the Nova building was especially criticised for “the bright red prows that adorn various points of the exterior like the inflamed protruding breasts of demented preening cockerels”.

Hat tip to Jason Sayer for sharing the news about the Carbuncle Cup.

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Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Building Design
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