Cutting Edge created and installed the winning entry of Eastbourne Borough Council’s Iconic Beach Hut Competition, ‘What Unearthed?’ on July 2017.
The illuminated ghost-like structure by Stephen Foley from Dublin based SFA was a challenging design, but paranode supports, invented by Cutting Edge, enabled it to become a reality.
The hut was designed to withstand all the elements an English coastal beach location can throw at it, with the ability to thermally expand and contract and to be fully water proof!
The beach hut is based on the shape of teeth, inspired by stories of a local Lady of Eastbourne, who arrived from sub-Saharan Africa in 250 AD (identified later by having no wisdom teeth – see text from the Beach Hut!).
A beach hut by day and an illuminated beacon by night, the structure is very popular with locals of all ages and offers a great contrast to the pebbles and the Victorian buildings in the background.
Cutting Edge enjoyed the challenge of delivering this unusual design, in a tight timescale, with weather and environmental factors, a major consideration.