UK’s Lincoln Plaza wins ‘ugliest’ building 2016 award in London

The Lincoln Plaza, a 31-storey block of luxury flats near Canary Wharf, in London has won the 2016 Carbuncle Cup for being the ‘ugliest‘ building completed in the Britain in the past one year. The residential luxury tower block was called a “brain-numbing jumble of discordant shapes” and awarded the Carbuncle Cup by an online British architecture magazine Building Design. A London skyscraper dubbed the ‘Walkie Talkie’ won the 2015 award.

Lincoln Plaza, the work of BUJ Architects, a tower block has been named the worst new building in the UK, after being described as “an open invitation to commit suicide“. Featuring geometric cladding, projecting glass balconies and a so-called sky lounge, the residential complex was intended by developer Galliard as a striking new landmark to stand alongside the towers of Canary Wharf.

Designed by BUJ Architects for the property developer Galliard Homes, the Docklands-based tower block is described as “a putrid, pugilistic horror show that should never have been built” in a BD article written by the architect Ike Ijeh.

The Carbuncle Cup has become one of Europe’s most controversial architecture prizes thanks to its focus on naming and shaming the architects behind “bad” buildings rather than awarding “good” ones. It is intended as a counterbalance to the Stirling Prize, which is awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects each year to recognise an outstanding new building.

 

Here is sneak peak into Britain’s worst and ugliest new building Lincoln Plaza. See Pics:

The Icon / Ability Place (right) and Lincoln Plaza; Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, London

 

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