George King Architects are very pleased to announce that our design Forged by Flame has been selected as the winning entry in the Eastbourne Pier Sculpture Competition. The sculpture takes the form of an elegant twisting flame and will be made from materials reclaimed from the 2014 pier fire, including 20,000 charred two pence pieces.
Forged by Flame, which was selected from four shortlisted entries, has a budget of £20,000 and will be funded from a £2 million grant pledged by former prime minister David Cameron when he visited Eastbourne shortly after the fire.
The sculpture will be in place on the seafront by summer 2017.
GKA’s shortlisted submission for Eastbourne’s pier fire memorial sculpture competition has gone on display at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. Formed from 20,000 two pence coins reclaimed from the 2014 fire, Forged by Flame depicts a twisting copper spire.
Members of the public are encouraged to share their thoughts on the shortlisted designs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
George King Architects have been shortlisted in an open design competition calling for a sculpture to reflect on the 2014 Eastbourne Pier fire.
GKA’s submission, Forged by Flame, is formed from over 20,000 damaged two pence coins that were reclaimed from the ashes of the fire. It depicts a single elegant, tapering, twisting flame, a symbol not just of destruction but of creation, rebirth and hope.
The next phase of the competition will include an exhibition of scale models and a public vote held at the Towner Gallery in late June.