Winning Designs

Eastbourne’s Iconic Beach Competition reached its climax as judges announced the following winners on 16 March 2016:

  • Stephen Foley from Dublin based SFA for his illuminated ghost-like structure What Unearthed?
  • Jacob Low from JaK Studio for his window on the world Spyglass
  • George King from London and Melbourne based George King Architects for the stellar designs of Star Gazers’ Cabin and
  • Ewen Miller and Kim Smith from the RIBA Award winning Calder Peel for the joyfully bright sun-filled Eastbourne Re-Bourne.

The winner in the community category is local artist Sheila Hay and students from Sussex Downs College with their beautifully crafted ceramics hut.

The five bespoke designed iconic huts will be sited at key locations in Devonshire ward, to the east of the pier.


Location 1 Eastbourne Re-Bourne
Location 2 Spyglass
Location 3 What Unearthed?
Location 4 Ceramics Hut – Community Category
Location 5 Star Gazer’s Cabin

Forming part of the route of the Coastal Culture Trail linking 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, attracting new visitors to Eastbourne and becoming symbols of Eastbourne; matching high quality design, visual flair and function.