The Everyman Theatre, costing £28m, was designed for Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust and was in competition with Feilden Clegg Bradley’s Manchester School of Art, alongside Library of Birmingham, London Aquatics Centre, London School of Economics Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and The Shard.
The prize was awarded by Stephen Hodder, president of RIBA and director of Manchester-based practice Hodder & Partners.
Steve Tompkins, of Haworth Tompkins said: “Winning the RIBA Stirling Prize is an enormous honour for our project team and our clients, the reward for an intensive collaboration over almost a decade, during which we have grown to love the Everyman and the great city that it serves. It is also an important endorsement of our studio’s ethos and an encouragement to carry on working the way we do, despite the pressures all of us are under to speed up and dumb down.”
Working in an industry where architecture and buildings form, functionality and aesthetics are part of our every day work, 90degrees are pleased to hear that this auspicious prize has been awarded to a building located in one of the North-West’s leading cities.