The Competition

The ambition of the competition is to attract significant architectural, media and visitor interest and result in the building of bespoke designed, iconic huts which will be sited at key locations in Devonshire ward to the east of the pier, forming part of the bicycle route of the Coastal Culture Trail. This trail links three award winning galleries: Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and Jerwood Gallery in Hastings. The beach huts will be key landmarks along the seafront, harnessing the resurgence of interest in coastal communities, providing an innovative visitor offer and becoming symbols of Eastbourne; matching high quality design, visual flair and function.
For detailed information about the competition and its deadlines, please download the full competition brief for architects in PDF format from the Resources pages where you will find further resources individually tailored for architects and community members.