Exhibition to showcase ideas for revamping Seaford seafront

SHELTERS, play areas, wind breaks, paths and beach gardens were just some of the innovative ideas youngsters came up with to rejuvenate Seaford seafront.

You can see their interesting designs at ‘Rethinking the Seafront: Investigations and Visions for Seaford Seafront’ at The Crypt Gallery, Seaford, on March 24 and 25 from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

The exhibition of sustainable design ideas to enhance the seafront is based on work by architecture students at  the University of Brighton and the Seaford Community Partnership. Alongside are contributions from pupils from Seaford Head Community College, Chyngton Primary School, Annecy Catholic Primary School and Cradle Hill Primary School.

Thurd year students surveyed the beach and presented results to the second years, who drew up designs.

The brief was to look at small, sustainable ideas, perhaps using some materials like old groynes and pallets the Environment Agency would donate.

One fun and inspirational but impractical idea was for an ‘origami stack’, allowing people to use the boards to make a deckchair, shelter or windbreak.