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Carbuncle Cup 2009 Winners

UK Architecture Awards for Bad Buildings in Great Britain – Prize Winners News

Carbuncle Cup – 2010 Shortlist

Carbuncle Cup 2009 winners

1st Prize
Pier Head Ferry Terminal, Liverpool, Northwest England
Design: Hamilton Architects
Pier Head Ferry Terminal
photo © Adrian Welch

2nd Prize
University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus Extension, Nottinghamshire, central England
Design: Make
Jubilee Campus
photograph : Zander Olsen

3rd Prize
Queen Margaret University campus, near Edinburgh, Southeast Scotland
Design: Dyer Associates
Queen Margaret University campus
photo © Adrian Welch

BD report that The Carbuncle Cup 2009 long list had been “picked over many times especially by readers in those historic cities where anything new is put in the spotlight. This was the case in Edinburgh, where Allan Murray Architects’ Hotel Missoni had been nominated on the grounds it was “an unimaginative lump in a sensitive area”, but would anything please the city’s conservationist lobby? Probably not, said the judges, who felt the hotel was the least offensive building on the list.”

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The Carbuncle Cup award was launched in 2006, with the first winner being Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth by Chapman Taylor. A shortlist is announced by Building Design each year, based on nominations from the public, and usually timed to coincide with the Stirling Prize shortlist.

Public voting via the magazine’s website was used to select past winners, giving the award a sense of democratic involvement. Since 2009 a small group of critics has selected the final winners.

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