Hastings Pier Wins the 2017 RIBA Stirling Architecture Prize for the Best Building in the UK

Wow, that’s quite an accolade for the structure that locals either love or hate, and regardless of opinion, colloquially call ‘the plank’. The 2017 RIBA Stirling architecture prize for best building is, according to some, excessive for a space in which there is ‘nothing to do’ and well deserved for others who love to promenade to the end and enjoy the huge void above the waves. Hopefully, these photos on, off and of the pier, taken over a period of time in the past couple of years, may prove this open space, that is adaptable for a range of events such as music, yoga and…. a car show room…., is well worthy of the prize.

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In extreme weather

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Hastings and Ore Photographic Club stall out at the Health and Hobbies fair

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These heraldic, colourful flags went up again this summer.

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Choir practice

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Car Sales Room. Really?

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The Plank

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I managed to get a photo in the camera obscura before it was blown across the pier and broken during Storm Brian

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Accessible for most.

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Sunsets from here

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Storm weather

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From the beach at low tide

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With sunset behind me.

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Simon Robert’s Pierdom exhibition

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reflections in glazing panels

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The community space

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Moon rising

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A cafe with a sunset

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Zombie Walk

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Yoga

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Yarn bomb decor

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Eating space on upper deck.

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Where the sun sets

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In the rain

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Dramatic location

 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Hastings Pier Wins the 2017 RIBA Stirling Architecture Prize for the Best Building in the UK

    1. Hi Sue, yes, that’s right. The community raised a lot of money which was then matched by the Lottery Fund and structurally, at least, she’s sound for the time being.

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