Architect: Jean Nouvel
Location: Charleroi, Belgium
Year completed: 2014
French architect Jean Nouvel has won many awards, including the Pritzker Prize, for his work on more than 200 projects. Although Nouvel is a distinguished architect internationally, he still makes mistakes. One such misstep is his New Police Headquarters in the city of Charleroi, Belgium.
The project's goal was to preserve two wings of the existing building and also to add an extension. Nouvel's addition simulates a tractor beam from an alien ship, grasping the original cavalry building in its beam of metal and glass. The new extension not only seems out of place for the area, but it also overpowers the existing structure.