Melbourne building rates amongst world’s top 10 eyesores
THE quirky Pixel Building in Melbourne rates among the world’s ugliest.
Travel website Trippy.com put together a list of the world’s ugliest buildings based on staff and travellers’ opinions.
Boasting the weird, the not so wonderful, the dreary and even the most brutal of designs, these might be places not to visit if you’re heading to Bangkok, Japan, Australia, the USA, Canada or the UK – all countries that made the list.
The Pixel Building came in at number 10 on the list with this comment:
Yes, the building is carbon neutral, but how many Olympic mascot pins had to die to make it? While we love that the building is self-sufficient (they even collect their own rain water on the roof), we just wish it were a tad more subtle.
Other Asian buildings included the Aoyama Technical College in Japan that came in at number four:
Ever wondered what you get when you cross a Transformers figurine, an oil well, and a curling rock? Now you know. The school’s site offers that the building “represents a new order…through the tolerance of chaos.”
The Chang Building in Bangkok was number six:
It’s not that we think the design is that bad and we even like the intended humour. It’s the half-hearted execution that turns this potentially fun idea from attraction to eyesore.
To read the full list click here.