everyman theatre by haworth tompkins wins RIBA stirling prize 2014
photo by philip vile




it has been announced that liverpool’s everyman theatre has been awarded the 2014 RIBA stirling prize. designed by london-based practice haworth tompkins, the scheme includes a 400-seat auditorium, rehearsal and development space, public foyers and dining outlets, while the project’s exterior is defined by a façade that comprises dynamic metal sunshades. see designboom’s full coverage of the theatre here.


the five other shortlisted schemes from across the UK are listed below:


library of birmingham by mecanoo
london aquatics centre by zaha hadid architects
london bridge tower (the shard) by renzo piano building workshop
london school of economics – saw swee hock student centre by o’donnell + tuomey architects
manchester school of art by feilden clegg bradley studios


the various projects were judged in terms of their design excellence and their contribution to the evolution of the built environment, with a common theme placeing an emphasis on transformative public structures, offering a sense of optimism in the wake of recent financial turbulence. the judges, who each visited the six shortlisted buildings, comprised spencer de grey – chair (foster + partners), MJ long (long and kentish architects), cindy walters (walters and cohen), stephen kieran (kieran timberlake) and sir timothy sainsbury.


see designboom‘s earlier reporting of the stirling prize here.