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Posted: 31.10.14

Innovative cladding helps to win RIBA prize for Liverpool theatre

Innovative cladding helps to win RIBA prize for Liverpool theatre

Innovative cladding has played its part in securing a win for Liverpool's rebuilt Everyman Theatre in the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture.

The refurbished theatre beat high-profile nominees such as the Shard and the London Olympic Aquatic Centre.

The front of the Everyman Theatre is clad with revolving aluminium panels featuring images of people from the city. The 105 spinning panels, which act as sun-shades, emulate the shape of the previous concrete facade.

They form a major part of the new £13.3m theatre, which has replaced the original venue which opened 50 years ago in a disused church, but has retained some features such as its familiar red neon sign and is even built from the original bricks.

“We’re thrilled to have won this most prestigious of awards. The Everyman was built with humanity at its heart, an intent embodied by the 105 people of Liverpool on its façade,” commented Everyman and Playhouse artistic director Gemma Bodinetz and executive director Deborah Aydon.