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EF Swiss Carbuncle Awards 2009

The Carbuncle of the Year Awards have been held in Scotland for 10 years. As mentioned in another post, there does not appear to be an equivalent in Switzerland.

Here is your chance to rectify that situation and nominate the worst buildings or developments in Switzerland. If there are enough nominations, a short list can be drawn up for everyone to vote on.

The Awards can recognise buildings or developments that are out of character with their surroundings or particularly ugly. For instance a factory in an industrial park is not likely to be considered a carbuncle, but a similar building on its own in a rural area may well be. It may be a building that does not look appropriate for its purpose e.g. A residential building that looks more like an industrial complex.

The Awards are not intended at a means to criticise any run down or derelict areas that are dismal through no fault of their own.

If you nominate a building, a photo is essential. Please also mention why you consider it worthy of an award.
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Old 14.03.2009, 17:47
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Re: EF Swiss Carbuncle Awards 2009

Here is my nomination to start things off.

The Atlantis Sheraton Hotel. Triemli, Zurich.

To me this is an ugly and unappealing hotel. It may well be 5-star luxury inside but does not give that impression from the outside. It looks more like a hotel is a mass tourism resort in the Mediterranean or a Civic office block.

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Re: EF Swiss Carbuncle Awards 2009

Here is another possible candidate. This could be a bit more controversial as it is a very popular attraction. The Glacier 3000 top lift station complex. Is it justified to build such a prominent building on a mountain top?

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Re: EF Swiss Carbuncle Awards 2009

Not sure, but it reminds me of Crap Sogn Gion:



The breakfasts I had in Atlantis made me forget the architecture, honestly.
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