New campaign to find UK's 'most depressing' public building
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The Royal Mail is showcasing six unique British buildings on a set of
new stamps released this week in time for Architecture Week.
Issued on June 20 2006, the six stamps showcase some of the very best
examples of modern architecture created this millennium. Each of the
chosen buildings has either received or been shortlisted for a Royal
Institute of British Architects prize.
Defiantly modern, the chosen buildings include....
The release of the stamps during Architecture Week also reveals
something of our often-paradoxically complex attitude towards modern
In other Architecture Week themed events, the Commission for
Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) this week launched a
public search for the most badly designed building in Britain, whilst
the BBC also revealed the results of a public vote on the least
favourite buildings in the capital.
The latter revealed the ‘Gherkin’ as its fourth most disliked building