Debut in Britain: Architect Ushida Findlay has been selected by Hastings council to design a tourist information and exhibition centre and fish restaurant for the maritime Stade area of Hastings old town. The project will be the first public commission for the practice in the UK. The building will occupy the site of a coach park, creating a gateway into the Stade area and reinforcing the identity of the historical landmarks. The building's design is inspired by fishing nets and the timber weatherboarding of local seaside huts.