The Seagull & The Windbreak

The Seagull and the Windbreak

The Seagull and the Windbreak

Scheme name: The Seagull & The Windbreak
Practice: a:b:i:r architects
Client: Bournemouth Borough Council
Photographer: Richard Rowland

As the UK’s first beach huts designed specifically for people with disabilities, this project represents a creative response to a demanding brief.

Considered organisation of space allows much flexibility. The ‘Seagull’, the wing form of the roof, is a simple, distinctive device unifying the four huts. The ‘Windbreak’, the billowing coloured banding, enforces this identity providing visual messaging for the partially sighted.

This is an exciting modest project, where both user and client see its impact acting as a catalyst for wider design improvements along the seafront.



We kindly thank our sponsors, Forbo Flooring Systems, for their support of the RIBA South West Excellence in Architecture Awards 2012.
Forbo Flooring Systems



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