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A 31 -storey luxury residential tower block in London’s Docklands called “jarring, unsettling and shambolic” by critics has won the 2016 Carbuncle Cup.

The award handed out by Building Design magazine for new developments evaluated to be the UK’s worst designed was transferred to Lincoln Plaza near Canary Wharf.

The building was a “brain-numbing jumble of discordant shapes, motifs, materials and colours”, it said.

A Poole church extension and Sheffield University block obligated the shortlist.

Last year’s Carbuncle Cup went to the City of London skyscraper nicknamed the Walkie Talkie.

Building Design fixed the gift in 2006 as a “light-hearted route of drawing attention to a serious problem – bad building blighting the country’s towns and cities”.

Nominations for the Carbuncle Cup “re coming out” readers of the publication and a shortlist is drawn up by a jury.

‘Swathe of mediocrity’

Lincoln Plaza devised by London-based BUJ Architects for Galliard Homes and peculiarities two residential towers, a hotel and a standalone drum-shaped building.

Remaining three-bedroom plains in the building are on sale at 795,000, but Building Design editor Thomas Lane described it as “the worst building amongst a swathe of mediocrity” in the South Quay area of the Docklands.

“There is a pressing need for more homes in London and further afield. Lincoln Plaza is the type of project that affords high-rise dwelling a bad name, reaching it more difficult to persuade communities to accept new casing, ” the jury added.

Galliard Homes told you so “scheme sold out to buyers, so clearly the project is liked by the purchasers”.

The developers added: “Architectural design is prowes, and like all skill, such matters of personal experiences. Each activity the company extradites is bespoke and distinctive and the company has built a strong honour for rapidly selling out.”

Image copyright Building Design Image caption Poole Methodist Church extension was likened to an “unimaginative grey box”

The other houses on the Carbuncle Cup shortlist were 😛 TAGEND Saffron Square, a residential development in Croydon, south London The Diamond, an engineering impede at the University of Sheffield One Smithfield, Stoke-on-Trent Council’s brand-new agencies Poole Methodist Church extension 5 Broadgate, Swiss bank UB’Ss HQ in the City of London Image caption The Saffron Square development in Croydon has “a car clang of a facade”, the magazine’s readers said Image caption The nomination for UB’Ss brand-new HQ said it was “a flak tower that sacrifices nothing back to the city”


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