(CNN) The winner of the 2016 Carbuncle Cup , granted to Britain’s worst structure as a justification to dispute each year by Building Design, an online British architecture publication, is Lincoln Plaza in London, a 31-story high-end domestic tower total with company lounge, movie theater, health spa, hotel and a “wonderful range of way of life centers” by BUJ Architects for Galliard Homes.
This computer-generated, cartoon-style carbuncle– it makes Cesar Pelli’s close-by Canary Wharf Tower look favorably prim– is explained by BD’s jurors as the “architectural personification of sea-sickness.” Its signs: a “brain-numbing assortment of discordant shapes, products, patterns and colours.”
It is likewise excellent enjoyable in a knockabout British musical hall or Punch and Judy style, with jurors overdoing it with alliterations and other baroque wordplay to make their contempt for the most recent clown-like design understood.
Last year, London’s Walkie Talkie structure was dismissed as “an unjustified glass gargoyle graffitied over the horizon of London,” while this year’s finalists were slapped down tartly.
“Contextual incongruity, myopic cladding, woeful detailing, mind-numbing mediocrity, awkward massing, incoherent type and naturally bad preparation are simply a few of the issues on gruesome display screen.”
And, as long as they are, the Carbuncle Cup will continue to be granted.
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