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The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, picks up 2014 Stirling Prize

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October 17 2014

The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, picks up 2014 Stirling Prize
Haworth Tompkins Architects are celebrating after coming from behind to win the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool – their first ever completely new theatre.

A nine year labour of love the project involved tearing down the dilapidated sixties theatre whilst retaining key features such as the shell of a nineteenth century chapel. Designed as a ‘theatre of the people’ it incorporates no less than three foyer bars, lounges and its own café around a 440 seat naturally ventilated auditorium.

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said: “The success of this exceptional new building lies in the architect’s close involvement with the local community throughout the project.  Haworth Tompkins has struck the perfect balance between continuity and change to win the hearts and minds of the people of Liverpool with the vibrant new Everyman.  Complementing beautifully with the surrounding listed buildings, it is a ground-breaking example of how to build a daring bold and highly sustainable large public building in a historic city centre.”

Elsewhere Denizen Works secured the Stephen Lawrence Prize for best project with a construction budget of less than £1m with House No.7, Isle of Tiree and Stormy Castle, Gower Peninsula, Wales, by Loyn & Co won the Manser Medal for best private home.

Everyman photography by Philip Vile, House No.7 photographed by David Barbour
Denizen Works were acknowledged for their work to a smaller budget with House No.7
Denizen Works were acknowledged for their work to a smaller budget with House No.7
judges were won over by Everyman's people first approach
judges were won over by Everyman's people first approach

5 Comments

Iain Nairn Jr
#1 Posted by Iain Nairn Jr on 17 Oct 2014 at 18:41 PM
Does anyone know the budget for Denizen Works' Tiree House? Apparently under £1m is the best I can find.
Dave
#2 Posted by Dave on 18 Oct 2014 at 12:09 PM
I believe it was around the 800K mark, all in.
James
#3 Posted by James on 18 Oct 2014 at 14:34 PM
The back of the Everyman looks much better than the front! Nice building overall though and that a relatively modest building beat the megalomaniacs.
Cannot believe that tin shed Denizen joke won the SL prize though.
Murray Kerr
#4 Posted by Murray Kerr on 20 Oct 2014 at 11:06 AM
Cost for the Tiree house was 540k all in if you use mainland prices. Add about 20% for island overheads.
Ian Nairn Jr
#5 Posted by Ian Nairn Jr on 20 Oct 2014 at 20:55 PM
So £650K at John MacKinnon prices. Applied over 170m2, that's £3824 per m2. Actually very good value, compared to (another hi-spec island job) Dulachas' shed annexe for Angus MacKinnon at Port Askaig on Islay which ended up being £6768 per square metre. Well done. And thanks for sharing the costs - always interesting.

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