Carbuncle Cup: celebrating the UK’s most fugly buildings

Inspired by a magazine that is now accepting nominations to find UK’s ugliest new building and award it the Carbuncle Cup, The Guardian recently got its readers to nominate the ugliest architectural structures in the country. Love what one reader said about the Leeds Arena, which is now under construction: ‘The desolate car park it replaced was stunning in comparison’.

Leeds Arena under construction
Middlesbrough College

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