Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre shortlisted for top architecture prize

Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling Prize.

The theatre reopened in February after aGBP27m (€34m) renovation project which was carried out by architects Haworth Tompkins.

The prize judges said: ‘In the selection of materials and the considered details, the architect has created a building that instinctively you want to reach out and touch. However, none of the elements shouts out, they simply add to the whole, amplifying this exceptional piece of architecture.’

Other buildings nominated for the award include Manchester School of Art and The Shard in London.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on 16 October.

Image: Reopening of the Everyman theatre © Steve Aland