UP Projects were invited to curate and produce a new commission for Folkestone Triennial 2014. We invited Pablo Bronstein to respond to the beach front and lower coastal promenade, in his first major public art commission.

Beach Hut in the Style of Nicholas Hawksmoor stands ten metres tall and appears like a church steeple surrounded by a village of brightly coloured beach huts on Folkestone beachfront. Described as "a mini lighthouse which brilliantly thrusts the dark Baroque spikiness of Hawksmoor amid the pastel cheeriness of the huts around it" (Ben Luke, Evening Standard), Bronstein's Beach Hut was a monument to architecture that humorously plugs a historic gap in the town's history. The temporary structure created a sense of folly, which paid homage to the quintessentially English architectural vocabulary of the 18th Century Baroque architect, Nicholas Hawksmoor.

Beach Hut in the Style of Nicholas Hawksmoor was seen by an incredible 135,000 visitors during Folkestone Triennial 2014. It will now remain as a permanent installation as part of “Folkestone Artworks”, Folkestone’s permanent collection.

Beach Hut in the Style of Nicholas Hawksmoor is an UP Projects production for the Triennial, realised with a grant from the Creative Foundation.