Eastbourne beach hut competition’s stunning shortlist

Eastbourne beach huts competition: Bisset Adams, Pipe Dreams SUS-161202-144124001

Eastbourne beach huts competition: Bisset Adams, Pipe Dreams SUS-161202-144124001

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One of these stunning buildings could soon be built on Eastbourne seafront as the finalists of a major architecture contest are revealed.

Eight competing final designs have been chosen from more than 50 entries, with the winning designs to be built in the Devonshire Ward by December 2016.

Eastbourne beach huts competition: ZAP, The Observatory SUS-161202-144251001

Eastbourne beach huts competition: ZAP, The Observatory SUS-161202-144251001

The beach hut competition, organised by Eastbourne Borough Council, saw more than 50 entries from some of the world’s leading architects.

The huts will be built as part of a new cycle route connecting Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery with the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.

Bissett Adams, ZAP Architecture and Jak Studio are among the teams chosen to compete in the final round of the competition.

George King Architects, Calder Peel, Dublin-based SFA Architects, Periscope, and Alpa Depani with James Marrinan are also on the shortlist.

Eastbourne beach huts competition: SFA, What Unearthed SUS-161202-144228001

Eastbourne beach huts competition: SFA, What Unearthed SUS-161202-144228001

The full designs will be on public display in the town between March 9 and 14.

Local artist Lucy Dean, a team of students from Sussex Downs College and a group entry from Age Concern have also been shortlisted for a fifth hut in a separate contest only open to the local community.

The winning designs will be announced in April.

The final shortlist

Eastbourne beach huts competition: Periscope, The Driftwood Hut SUS-161202-144216001

Eastbourne beach huts competition: Periscope, The Driftwood Hut SUS-161202-144216001

Bissett Adams: Pipe Dreams

ZAP Architecture: The Observatory

SFA Architects: What Unearthed?

Jak Studio: Spyglass

Eastbourne beach huts competition: George Kin, Star Gazers Cabin SUS-161202-144204001

Eastbourne beach huts competition: George Kin, Star Gazers Cabin SUS-161202-144204001

Alpa Depani and James Marrinan: The Shingle Hut

Periscope: The Driftwood Hut

George King Architects: Star Gazers’ Hut

Calder Peel: Eastbourne Reborn

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Eastbourne beach huts competition: Calder Peel, Eastbourne Rebourne SUS-161202-144141001

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Eastbourne beach huts competition: Jak Studio, Spyglass SUS-161202-144239001

Eastbourne beach huts competition: Jak Studio, Spyglass SUS-161202-144239001