Everyman Theatre, UK
by Jake Tilson
The Everyman is a new theatre designed by Haworth Tompkins to replace the 19th century home of an iconic Liverpool institution. The building makes use of the constrained topography of the site by arranging the public spaces around a series of half levels, establishing a continuous winding promenade from street to auditorium.
The main west facing facade of the building is as a large-scale public work of art consisting of 105 moveable metal sunshades, each one carrying a life-sized, water-cut portrait of a contemporary Liverpool resident photographed by Dan Kenyon.
Typographer and artist Jake Tilson was commissioned to create a new sign inspired by the old neon sign that had adorned the building for many years. Tilson also created two typefaces for the project which are used for all building’s signage.
Creative Review has more information on the design process here.