Hastings Pier

Hastings Pier is a pleasure pier in Hastings, East Sussex, England. Built in 1872 and enjoying its prime in the 1930s, it became a popular music venue in the 1960s. The structure suffered major storm damage in 1990, and was closed to the public for a time before closing completely in 2008, then 95% destroyed by a fire in 2010. Hastings Pier Charity oversaw a rebuilding project, with the pier reopening on 27 April 2016. The redeveloped pier won the 2017 Stirling Prize for architecture.

In order to show where the most significant amount of the funding had been spent, these interactive were design to give a close view of the amazing network of steel section rivets and pipes that hold the decking securely aloft. We supplied a pair of unusual periscopes that look down rather than up, this project presented a number of challenges namely avoiding the major corrosive effects of the sea air and stormy spring tidal wave impact. Along with the usual safety issues and robust nature of outdoor public usage these were designed to last and provide the pier with a popular activity for children and adults.

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