Architect: LAB Architecture Studio
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Year created: 2002
Melbourne-based LAB Architecture Studio's impressive reach has garnered them awards like the FX International Interior Design Award, the Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence, and the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award. Even with all these awards and international recognition, LAB is no stranger to ugly design. Their Federation Square in Melbourne has been included on The Telegraph's "World's 30 Ugliest Buildings" and Virtual Tourist's list of eyesores. According to Austrian news outlets, the building was met with controversy for years, "undergoing a redesign before its belated October 2002 opening."