Designed by Camillin Denny Architects, Medina House is located in Hove, United Kingdom. The design for client Globe Homes is a direct and positive response to the context of the seafront location, the varied and interesting range of building ages, heights and materials, and also the coloured beach huts on Hove Lawns – the varied colours of the south facing façade respond to this. The use of copper is also a direct link to some of the historic context and is a suitably robust material for this tough seafront location, the Listed shelters on the seafront have patinated copper roofs.
Sustainability has been considered from the very beginning of the design process, both in terms of developing the brief and the design. The building is mixed use with a restaurant at the ground and first floor levels which creates an open frontage to the sea. If approved, this will be one of the few locations along Brighton & Hove seafront with a restaurant directly fronting the promenade.