The Architectural Carbuncles Secretary’s Challenge

This Challenge was one from Brian Leach, and it was to build a model of an architectural carbuncle.

In 1984, Price Charles made a speech where he criticised modern buildings. Some of the proposals were altered or scrapped because of his intervention. In his list were the National Gallery Extension; Canary Wharf; Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham Convention Centre and the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

All our members had to do is make a model of any building that they considered to be particularly unattractive. They didn’t have to restrict themselves to Prince Charles’s list — there are plenty of modern buildings that could be contenders!

Challenge models