LONDON — It is the prize no architect wants.
The annual Carbuncle Cup, awarded to Britain’s worst new building, was announced on Wednesday.
Nova Victoria, a mixed-use development in central London, had the dubious honour of winning the prize this year.
The scheme, which occupies a whole city block in Victoria, consists of two office buildings designed by PLP Architecture and a residential building designed by Benson & Forsyth.
The award, run by architecture site Building Design, was given to PLP Architecture for the two office buildings.
The winner was selected by a panel of judges including Building Design editor Thomas Lane, chair of the Academy of Urbanism David Rudlin, and Catherine Croft, director of the heritage organisation Twentieth Century Society.
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