East Beach Café

In Littlehampton, UK, the ‘East Beach Café’ by Heatherwick Studio replaced a kiosk that sold chips, burgers and ice-cream. The narrow site, shaped like a forty meter-long cigarette, challenged the architects to give people a view of the sea, but at the same time shelter them. They tried to built the Café as if it was an interesting seaside object, that you could find while stumbling around. The whole building was made out of steel shutter boxes and while the outside is raw weathered metal, the interior was sprayed with white insulating foam.

All images © Andy Stagg