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U.K.’s ugliest buildings

Top row, left to right: Titanic Museum, Mann Island, Cutty Sark
Second row, left to right: Shard End Library, Firepool Lock Housing, ArcellorMittal Orbit

The Carbuncle Cup shortlist was announced a couple of days ago and the following are their latest picks for the Worst Architectural Eyesores in the U.K.

Am I crazy for not thinking these are that bad? I mean, at least these have some architectural vision. Sure, not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’ve seen a lot worst driving through soulless industrial parks in Milton Keynes or sitting on the bus, passing housing estates near Finsbury Park. What do you think?

Here are the top six (in no particular order):

1. Titanic Belfast museum

2. Mann Island, Liverpool

3. Cutty Sark renovation, London

4. Shard End Library, Birmingham

5. Firepool Lock Housing, Taunton

6. ArcellorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, London

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Posted on 24, July 2012, in architecture and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Er… they’re certainly not to my taste. However, there is a way to overcome that. Have you seen this:
    https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/news/the-gherkin-to-become-the-penguin,974,NS.html

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