2016-01-31

(Aug 2015) GetWestLondon: "Student halls in North Acton shortlisted in search for ugliest new building" [eventually beaten by the walkie-talkie]


"Jonathan Notley, who nominated Woodward Hall for Building Design magazine's Carbuncle Cup, says it should be the architects' 'tombstone'"

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"Student halls in North Acton have made the shortlist of a competition to find Britain's ugliest new building.

"Woodward Hall, which is home to Imperial College London (ICL) students, has reached the final six of Building Design magazine's annual Carbuncle Cup.

"The 19-storey edifice was so ugly, according to nominator Jonathan Notley, that it inspired him to run for Parliament at the last election in a stand against what he saw as over-development in the area."


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