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Revealed: Architects in running for Eastbourne beach huts

Beach Huts, Shoeburyness, Southend on Sea by Pedder & Scampton Architects
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The longlist of 12 architects in the running to design a series of ‘iconic’ beach huts for Eastbourne Borough Council has been revealed

The longlisted practices were chosen from more than 50 international entries, and include Mangera Yvars, Bissett Adams, ZAP Architecture, Jak Studio and George King Architects. 

The longlist

  • Bissett Adams
  • ZAP Architecture
  • Mangera Yvars
  • Jak Studio
  • Romp Designs
  • Studio 2FLA
  • Calford Seaden
  • Periscope
  • Concertus
  • George King Architects
  • Calder Peel
  • PH3 Design

The competition called for beach huts which would become ‘landmark symbols’ for the seaside town.

The winning architect will create five ‘iconic’ huts which will sit along the seafront to the east of the town’s pier. They will form part of a cultural route linking the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.

Christine Harmar Brown project manager for Eastbourne Borough Council, said: ‘The breadth and quality of the proposals we have had is astounding and is a real endorsement of the scope and ambition of the competition itself. It was a difficult process to narrow the selection down to a longlist but in these twelve, we have the very best of some very strong proposals.’ 

Martin Jones from Eastbourne’s Housing and Economic Development Partnership (Eastbourne Borough Council and Eastbourne Homes), added: ‘I’ve been blown away by the quality and design ideas that architects have submitted, it was really tough to select just 12 for longlisting from over 50 entries.’

The shortlist will be announced in January before the proposals go on display as part of a public exhibition in March.

The winning scheme will be announced in April.

 

 

 

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