Everyman Theatre Wins Stirling Prize 2014
The Everyman Theatre, featuring a bespoke metal facade designed by James and Taylor Limited, was recently announced as the Winner of the Stirling prize for Architecture 2014. the most prestigious award in British Architecture.
The existing theatre on the site was one of Liverpool’s most loved and cherished cultural assets, with a history of ground breaking theatrical performances. The challenge for Architects, Howarth Tompkins, was to build a new purpose built Theatre on the same site.
The Everyman Theatre’s new facade, designed and supplied by J&T, features anodised aluminium rotating Brise Soleil panels with 105 images of Liverpudlians, transposed from selected photographs onto the panels, to represent a cross section of the “People of Liverpool”. It has already proved extremely popular.
It is the second time that Howarth Tompkins have been nominated for this prestigious award, with the Young Vic Theatre in London, completed in 2006 and incorporating a facade veil of J&T Eyetech Expanded Mesh Cladding, finishing runner up in 2007.
The Everyman previously won an RIBA regional Award, The RIBA North West Building of the Year, and has been named World Architecture News, Best Performance Space 2014.