East Beach Cafe (2005-2007) Thomas Heatherwick Studio – Littlehampton, UK

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Thomas Heatherwick

East Beach Cafe

Littlehampton, United Kingdom

Architecte Thomas Heatherwick Studio.


In Britain Century IXXième, seaside towns such as Blackpool and Skegness have been visited by thousands of tourists, bringing prosperity and fame of those cities but, after years 1970, declining fortunes. Residents of Littlehampton, Jane Wood and Sophie Murray, decided to replace their fries kiosk, hamburgers and ice cream with a new coffee.

They asked Heatherwick Studio to design the.

The entire steel structure was fabricated in sections by Littlehampton Welding by only two men. While the & rsquo; outside is weathered crude metal, l & rsquo; interior has been sprayed with rigid insulating foam.
The East Beach Cafe is open and there are often queues d & rsquo; waiting to enter. In addition to serving a loyal local clientele, high quality kitchen attracts visitors from all & rsquo; England.


The longest bench in Britain was opened to the public in Littlehampton, in West Sussex, the 30 July 2010. The bench can accommodate more 300 people along the promenade of Littlehampton, overlooking the award-winning Blue Flag beach town. designed by Studio Weave, the structure moves sinuously along the promenade..

The bench is made from thousands of tropical hardwood slats. The wood is recovered 100% from sources, including former ears of sea and saved from landfill. Tropical hardwoods are among the most robust and durable woods in the world and have proven in marine environments. The bank uses more & rsquo; & rsquo a dozen; different species arranged to express the natural variation in color and tone from pale blond up & rsquo; hot pink and rich brown.
The great variety of reclaimed wood are interspersed with touches of bright color wherever the bench shimmying, bends or dips. The colored bars are made from stainless steel boxes soaked nylon-11, a polymeric enamel. The bars with bright colors are arranged to create a set of subtly changing colors ranging from pink, the yellow and the & rsquo; orange to & rsquo; end is purple, blue and green to & rsquo; West. The support structure for the bench is made of stainless steel, 100% recyclable and average 70% recycled materials (Steel Construction Institute).



Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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