Saturday, 15 November 2014

Stirling prize 2014

I have been meaning to blog my approval of this year's chosen winner of the Stirling prize for Architecture so here goes! 

The prize went to the Everyman theatre in Liverpool designed by Howarth Tomkins architects. This is no showy architectural statement of a building but one designed with immense attention to detail, with references back to the theatre it replaced. The use of recycled materials is no box ticking exercise in sustainability nor does the design turn its back on the end user. Quite the opposite, this is a building with heart and soul, one which includes people rather than excluding, a welcoming facade behind which there is a place for everyone.