A brand new luxury building in London has been given the unfortunate honor of being awarded the Carbuncle Cup – an architecture prize given annually to the ugliest building to be built in the UK in the past year.
The prize went to Lincoln Plaza, a 31-storey luxury apartment building near Canary Wharf.
According to Building Design, the magazine that dishes out the award, “Lincoln Plaza is a putrid, pugilistic horror show that should never have been built. In its bilious cladding, chaotic form, adhesive balconies and frenzied facades, it exhibits the absolute worst in shambolic architectural design and cheap visual gimmickry.”
And that wasn’t all they had to say, “Essentially, this building is the architectural embodiment of sea sickness, waves of nausea frozen in sheaths of glass and coloured aluminium that, when stared at for too long, summon queasiness, discomfort and, if you’re really unlucky, a reappearance of lunch as inevitably as puddles after a rainstorm.”
Designed by BUJ Architects for Galliard Homes, Lincoln Plaza consists of two towers which encompass a hotel, a health and fitness centre, a business lounge, a private cinema and a four storey winter garden lounge. [bd.com]