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The Zit Building Award

For the worst building completed since the last awards

Beacon Centre (Inverclyde)

Beacon Centre
An industrial unit plonked in a prime riverside location next to one of the few nice buildings in the town, the georgian custom house Nominated by: b johnston

Lochore Meadows Visitor Centre (Fife)

Lochore Meadows Visitor Centre
Lochore Meadows Country Park Crosshill Fife

Reason for nomination: The Fife Council architect was asked to provide a budget design, so took his inspiration from combining a portakabin with a steel shipping container. Nominated by: Tom Kinnaird

Marischal Square (Aberdeen)

Marischal Square
Scott Campbell
After demolishing a truly horrible 60's building, the local council totally ignored public opinion and replaced it with an even worse design which envelopes the adjacent Provost Skene's house and overshadows the iconic Marischal College.

S Begg
The worlds second largest granite building, Marischal College, is now in the shadow of a second rate non-descript office/hotel block. The skyline of the city is changed by this utterly horrendous building.

Lindsay McCrone
Horrendous block of concrete and glass that totally overshadows the historic Provost Skene's house (one of the oldest properties in Aberdeen) Not chosen by the people of the city, and very unpopular with the people of the city.

Tynecastle Stadium (Edinburgh)

Tynecastle Stadium
3 prematurely aged, cheaply built, bright pink stands are being joined by a new main stand, the design of which appears to be a throwback to 60s council office block style architecture. Incompetence and lack of budget has led to delays and compromises in the design. Sports stadia are often far from aesthetically pleasing but this abuses that privilege.

Nominated by: Richard Falconer

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