We are delighted to announce that both Storyhouse in Chester and Shaftesbury Theatre in London have won a RIBA National Award 2018.
The judges said of Storyhouse: "A piece of radical robust conservation, the project is an interesting combination of public building typologies: theatre and library. The overlap of public spaces allows the building to offer a diverse range of connected spaces ranging from the intimate to the grand and theatrical."
Their citation for Shaftesbury Theatre says: "This powerfully dramatic addition to the skyline of London's West End is a feat of architectural and engineering and prowess."
Congratulations to the project teams!
The shortlist for the Stirling Prize will be drawn from RIBA National Award winners and announced on the 19th of July 2018.
2012 – 2016
A dramatic new flytower has appeared on the skyline of London’s West End. The project entailed building a 35-tonne capacity flytower plus offices and plant on top of an existing theatre that had to remain operational at all times.