Design Competition Launched for UK Pier

26 October 2010 (Last Updated October 26th, 2010 18:30)

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a design competition to find an architect to redevelop the Hastings Pier in East Sussex, England, three weeks after it burnt down in a fire. A substructural survey, commissioned by Hastings Council, found the deck destroyed,

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a design competition to find an architect to redevelop the Hastings Pier in East Sussex, England, three weeks after it burnt down in a fire.

A substructural survey, commissioned by Hastings Council, found the deck destroyed, but damage to the supporting columns minimal.

A spokesman for the charitable Hastings Pier & White Rock Trust said emergency work was needed to stabilise the pier.

The winner of the competition will be expected to work with the trust on the funding and design development strategy.

More than 20 architects entered the original competition, and the deadline for expressions of interest is 11 November.

The old pier was designed by architect Eugenius Birch.