Staff and visitors to the new Liverpool Everyman talk about the building
Liverpool’s newly rebuilt Everyman Theatre has won the Riba Stirling Prize for best new building of the year.
The venue beat five other buildings to win the honour – the Royal Institute of British Architects’ highest accolade.
Riba president Stephen Hodder called the Everyman an “exceptional new building”.
“It is a ground-breaking example of how to build a daring bold and highly sustainable large public building in a historic city centre,” he said.
The Everyman Theatre – famed for launching the careers of actors including Bill Nighy, Julie Walters and Pete Postlethwaite – first opened in 1964 in the shell of a 19th Century chapel on one of Liverpool’s main streets.
However over the years it …read more
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