Nova Victoria office development named as 2017 Carbuncle Cup winner

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A NEW office development in London’s Victoria is the recipient of the 2017 Carbuncle Cup.

The two office buildings at Nova Victoria, designed by PLP Architecture, have been named by Building Design’s panel of judges as the ugliest building completed in the UK in the last 12 months.

The panel of judges for the prize said that the office development was ‘crass’, ‘over-scaled’ and ‘a hideous mess.’

The mixed used scheme from Land Securities includes two office buildings – 12 storey tall Nova North and 16 storey tall Nova South.

Marketing materials from Landsec describe Nova North and Nova South as “two distinct, architecturally daring buildings.”

Previous “winners” of the award which was established in 2006 as a response to the Stirling Prize include the Drake Circus shopping mall in Plymouth, the restored Cutty Sark in Greenwich and the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch Street.

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