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First look at Bexhill-on-Sea windshelter finalists

The AJ can exclusively reveal the designs by the ten shortlisted practices in the Bexhill-on-Sea windshelter and kiosk contest

The RIBA’s Competition office is hosting a special web-exhibition showcasing all the entries - displayed anonymously - in the contest, dubbed ‘Next Wave’. Responses will then be presented to the judging panel, chaired by Niall McLaughlin.

Selected from more than 140 entrants, John Pardey Architects and Duggan Morris Architects are among the finalists who have been asked to draw up separate schemes for a kiosk and four seafront shelters for the East Sussex resort with a total construction value of £220,000.

The full shortlist:

-  Michael Tite & Tom Ebdon
-  ROEWUarchitecture
-  John Pardey Architects
-  Don Orike Architects
-  Jameson & Kerr LLP
-  Superfusionlab
-  Rayner Davies Architects
-  Richardson Architecture
-  K2 Architects
-  Duggan Morris Architects

To see more images of the finalists’ schemes and to have your chance to comment click here.

Responses can be sent to this address: riba.competitions@inst.riba.org or by post to RIBA Competitions Office, 6 Melbourne Street, Leeds, LS2 7PS. 

The deadline for receipt of completed comment forms/questionnaires is Tuesday 10 November.

 

Previous story (13.10.09)

Bexhill-on-Sea windshelter contest: shortlist revealed

John Pardey Architects and Duggan Morris Architects have been named on the 10-strong shortlist to design a series of new structures along the seafront at Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex

The finalists in the RIBA-organised competition have been asked to draw up proposals for a kiosk and four seafront shelters with a total construction value of £220,000.

The shelters are being hailed as ‘the flagship scheme’ within the wider £5 million ‘cultural regeneration’ proposals masterminded by Rother District Council – a masterplan which has received £1 million of funding from CABE under the SeaChange Programme.

The full shortlist:

-  Michael Tite & Tom Ebdon
-  ROEWUarchitecture
-  John Pardey Architects
-  Don Orike Architects
-  Jameson & Kerr LLP
-  Superfusionlab
-  Rayner Davies Architects
-  Richardson Architecture
-  K2 Architects
-  Duggan Morris Architects


Jury chair Niall McLaughlin said: ‘The competition attracted a very high number of entries and provided a really broad range of responses to the site. 

‘The shortlisted schemes managed to combine original thinking with a properly considered approach to this challenging seafront environment. We are delighted that we have a range of interesting ideas to take forward to the next stage.’

The finalist have until 21 October to work up their stage one ideas. Stage two will involve a web-based public consultation followed by a final judging session in mid-November.

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