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#345592 - 29th Aug 2009 4:46am Ferry terminal's Carbuncle award for UKs Worst
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The flagship £10.5m ferry terminal at Liverpool's Pier Head has won the "Carbuncle Cup" which is awarded to Britain's worst new building.

Three judges for the Building Design (BD) magazine said the Merseytravel building was "a shining example of bad architecture and bad planning".

A spokesman for Merseytravel defended the building saying it had "tremendous community support".

"This is only the view of two journalists and an architect," he said.

The building incorporates ferry operations, a Beatles museum and a rooftop restaurant. It was designed by Belfast-based Hamilton architects.


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#345597 - 29th Aug 2009 8:40am Re: Ferry terminal's Carbuncle award for UKs Worst [Re: Tony_1985]
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I have to agree with them - I think it's hideous.
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#345610 - 29th Aug 2009 9:47am Re: Ferry terminal's Carbuncle award for UKs Worst [Re: Wench]
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Provided a nice shelter for a ferryload the other week but other than that...nah
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#345621 - 29th Aug 2009 10:50am Re: Ferry terminal's Carbuncle award for UKs Worst [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Doesn't quite match the Three Graces!

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#345622 - 29th Aug 2009 10:52am Re: Ferry terminal's Carbuncle award for UKs Worst [Re: bri445]
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should redesign it to match the 3 graces and liver building

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