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A competition to find the freshest funkiest beach hut designs

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Read on to find out how your idea can end up here www.thehuts-eastbourne.co.uk


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As part of the DDF Regeneration scheme for Devonshire Ward, Eastbourne Borough Council are running an innovative competition to find the freshest and funkiest beach hut designs. The five winning designs will be sited to the east of the pier. Four of the huts will be architect designed but we know that Eastbourne is just fizzing with imaginative and creative talent, which is why ONE OF THE HUTS WILL BE DESIGNED BY YOU! (Site 4). Read on to find out how to design and submit your entry with support from consultant architect Simon Barker.

www.thehuts-eastbourne.co.uk


Finding Ideas Go for a walk, switch off your brain and the ideas will flow! Think about different materials and textures Think about local architecture and historical buildings

Look at natural shapes and materials… pebbles, shells, driftwood…

Google the word ‘huts’ and see what images come up! Still stuck? – then come to one of our workshops – see overleaf


101 uses for a Beach Hut

… g n i x a l ReSomewhere

Somewhere to write a poem…

to stage a Puppet Show!

Reading

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for EXERCISE

Somewhere to buy flowers

Somewhere to eat a Cream Tea …

or to hire a bicycle!

Your ideas here…


Things to do Photograph or draw as many different building materials as you can find

Imagine if your hut were an animal, what would it be?

Photograph as many different product materials you can find (from bubblewrap to rubber tyres).

Think of structures along the seafront as events in a narrative – what kind of event might your hut be?

Go on to the beach and collect whatever interesting bits and pieces you can find. Make a 3D structure from them. Photograph it. Think of your favourite pudding: design a building inspired by its shapes, textures, ingredients, colours, smells etc.

(Throw away any man-made materials you collect in a rubbish bin afterwards).

Bring your photographs and ideas to one of the workshops – see overleaf


Competition Guidelines There are two categories in the competition, one for registered architects to submit designs for one of the four huts that will be designated as concessions or personal rentals and one for members of the community to submit designs for a designated community project hut to be sited opposite the Treasure Island car park. Once the winning design is installed, the council will seek proposals from community arts groups to manage an initial two-year programme of arts and education activities in the hut.

Community Category Competition Rules Community entrants must live within Eastbourne Borough Council postal districts BN20–BN23 Entries may be submitted by individuals or by groups but group entries must identify an individual representative with whom the project architect can liaise. The competition is not open to members of Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastbourne Homes or any of The Huts-Eastbourne project team or their families. During September, October and November we are offering a series of workshops, walks and tutorials ALL FREE to those who want to discover their inner designer. Details on the back page.

Building Requirements • Size – 6 square metres floor space. Height – single storey maximum height of 3.5 metres • No accessible void between base and hut • Level access/threshold • A minimum 1 metre should be allowed around all external walls for maintenance access and recreation area. This may be constructed from decking or other suitable material Design proposals should take into account an inclusive budget of up to £10,000 per hut Materials: • Polystyrene • Tiles (ceramic, glazed clay) • Marine grade paint • Marine grade plywood • Fibreglass • Marine grade stainless steel / steel with waterproof applications • Anodised aluminium • Marine grade recycled materials • Marine grade timber / naturally very durable hardwood / Accoya® wood • Polycarbonates • Copper • Bronze • Concrete materials such as concrete tile, pre-cast concrete, or latex or bituminous formed-in-place can be coloured, polished, and sealed • Non-porous stone, slate, or cast stone with waterproof mortar • Clay tile, quarry tile, terrazzo, or ceramic tile. • Rubber sheets or tiles • Waterproof mortar or adhesives • Mastic or silicone, epoxy, or polyurethane formed-in-place • Cast stone with waterproof mortar • Cement • Brick • Marine grade vinyl • Latex paint • Foam or closed-cell rigid insulation, including extruded polystyrene or polyisocyanurate for insulation 



How to enter: 1 Register All entrants must complete a registration form available via email from engage@thehuts-eastbourne.co.uk or as a download from the Community Page of the website www.thehuts-eastbourne.co.uk or call 01323 400664 to arrange for us to send a hard copy by post. Once registered, you will receive a unique reference number, which must be attached to your entry. 2 First stage submissions All entries must be received by 2pm on Friday 15 January 2016 Send entries to: Martin Jones, Senior Programme Manager – Regeneration, The Huts-Eastbourne Competition, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4TW or emailed as a PDF of no more than 10MB to: Martin.TheHuts@eastbourne.gov.uk Please provide us with a written description (minimum 250 words, maximum 500 words) of your beach hut, which includes an explanation of its internal and external features, an idea of the method of construction and suggested materials. This may be accompanied by sketch drawings, screen shots and print outs to illustrate your ideas. You should use no more than four sides of A4 or one A2 sheet. Entries will be evaluated as follows: Design Quality: 60% Adherence to budget: 40%

3 Shortlisting Two designs will be selected and the shortlisted entrants will be notified by 25 January 2016. Project Architect Simon Barker will work with these entrants to create a physical scale model (1.25) of their designs plus descriptive supporting material on no more than 2 x A1 boards to be exhibited for public consideration on 10–12 and 17–19 March 2016. 4 Final judging The public vote for their preferred designs will represent 30% of the final voting and will be added as a percentage category to those of the final judging panel. The panel will meet on Monday 21 March and the winning designs will be announced at a gala event on Friday 25 March. Entries will be scored on: • Aesthetic quality 40% – Response to environment and context •

Durability and innovation 30% – Evidence of cost in use – Use of materials – Type of construction method

• Community vote 30% Post selection: Simon Barker, the Project Architect, will work with the winning entrant to realise their design and deliver to budget.


Diary of Activities NB All activities are FREE but it is essential to book to secure a place Sunday 20 September 2015 11.30am–1pm Walking the seafront from the Pier to Spray Water Sports to visit the beach hut sites, meet and chat to others and hear personal accounts of the seafront from Eastbourne resident Gina Leonard.

Saturday 17 October 2015 2–5pm Creative workshop with artist Sheridan Quigley at Towner Gallery Come along to experiment with various materials to get your ideas flowing.

Saturday 3 October 2015 10am–1pm Creative workshop with artist Sheridan Quigley at The Redoubt Come along to experiment with various materials to get your ideas flowing.

Sunday 18 October 2015 11.30–1pm Walking the seafront from the Pier to Spray Water Sports to visit the beach hut sites, meet and chat to others and hear personal accounts of the seafront. With Jo Seaman, Heritage Service Manager for Eastbourne Borough Council and archeologist.

Saturday 17 October 2015 10am–1pm Creative workshop with artist Sheridan Quigley at Towner Gallery Come along to experiment with various materials to get your ideas flowing.

Saturday 24 October 2015 10am–1pm Creative workshop with artist Sheridan Quigley at Leaf Hall Community Arts Space. Come along to experiment with various materials to get your ideas flowing.

Tutorials with project architect Simon Barker from Barker Shorten LLP will be held on Saturday 14 and Friday 20 November at the project office in The Hippodrome. These are one to one 45 minute sessions to help you define your ideas prior to submission, on the hour, every hour from 9am until 4pm. To book your place for a workshop, walk or tutorial please email engage@thehutseastbourne.co.uk or phone 01323 400664 to leave a message, stating your name, address, phone number and if you are over or under 18. Your booking will then be confirmed with any additional details for the event.

The Huts Eastbourne Beach Huts Toolkit  

Toolkit for members of Eastbourne's community interested in taking part in Eastbourne's iconic beach hut competition (the winners were annou...

The Huts Eastbourne Beach Huts Toolkit  

Toolkit for members of Eastbourne's community interested in taking part in Eastbourne's iconic beach hut competition (the winners were annou...

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