Carbuncle Cup 2012
shortlist announced

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Carbuncle Cup 2012 shortlist announced

Dezeen Wire: the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture at the Olympic Park (above) and the restoration of historic tea clipper the Cutty Sark are included in the shortlist for the 2012 Carbuncle Cup, awarded by Building Design magazine to the ugliest building completed in the UK in the last 12 months.

The six competing for the title are:

» Firepool Lock Housing, Taunton, by Andrew Smith Architects
» Titanic Belfast museum by Todd Architects and Civic Arts
» Mann Island, Liverpool, by Broadway Malyan
» ArcellorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, London, by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond
» Cutty Sark renovation, London, by Grimshaw Architects
» Shard End Library, Birmingham, by Idp Partnership

Carbuncle Cup 2012 shortlist announced

Above: Cutty Sark by Grimshaw

The winner will be announced on 24 August.

Carbuncle Cup 2012 shortlist announced

Above: Titanic Belfast by CivicArts and Todd Architects

The release of this list coincides with the announcement of the shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded to the best building by a British-registered architect. See the six Stirling Prize contenders here.