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A housing tower in east London has been named the worst new building in the UK

Lincoln Plaza tower
Ike ijeh

When it comes to architecture, you can’t please everyone. But a new housing tower in Docklands has proved particularly unpopular, having won a prize for being the absolute WORST new building in the UK.

Lincoln Plaza near Canary Wharf received the dubious honour from The Carbuncle Cup, a yearly accolade handed out by Building Design magazine that trashes buildings they reckon don’t quite make the mark.

One of the competition judges, Ike Ijeh, said the building, which beat five other contenders including a new residential development in Croydon, was a 'putrid pugilistic horror show that should never have been built'.

But compared to other insults, he was being kind. A reader who nominated the building called it 'an open invitation to commit suicide'. Seems a bit harsh.

Read why Lincoln Plaza won the Carbuncle Cup here.

And if you fancy seeing some amazing buildings, check out this year's Open House



Jim S

The building industry is beset by a maze of rules but when it comes down to it the planners and architects must be visually illiterate to even conceive of allowing such poor architecture - do they ever consider what London once was in terms of its architectural history? Immense ignorance is gradually destroying London with hideous buildings.