The cream of the UK's architecture profession has voted Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners' Eden Project as its joint favourite building and Broadway Malyan's St George's housing scheme as its worst, as part of the AJ100, published in full this week.
The survey, in which BDP was again revealed as the largest practice in Britain in terms of its numbers of qualified architects, bore a contemporary flavour, with many of the loved and loathed buildings being from the 20th century. The picture was also geographically interesting in that it leaned heavily on the UK scene, rather than taking in traditionally revered buildings from the US or Australia, such as the Sydney Opera House, or ancient edifices like the Taj Mahal.
Tying with Eden in the most popular stakes was Le Corbusier's Ronchamp, while other popular buildings included Gehry's Bilbao Guggenheim, Rogers' Lloyd's Building and even Foster's British Museum Great Court project. Durham Cathedral was the one favoured building constructed before the 20th century.
In other areas of the AJ100 survey, Lord Foster was jointly the most admired architect alongside Renzo Piano. But Foster did not fare so well in the building stakes. The practice's GLA building came second in the least favourite building list, behind Broadway Malyan's notorious Vauxhall project, again on the South Bank in London.