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RIBA Stirling Prize nominations


The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and The London School of Economics Student Centre are among two designs shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize.

A.J Wells & Sons produced the vibrant vitreous enamel elements for both of these buildings.

The revamped Everyman Theatre in Liverpool has been 10 years in the planning and has taken over two years to build. Designers Haworth Tompkins specified vitreous enamel for a number of fixtures and fittings and lettering designed by typographer Jake Tilson.

The London School of Economics Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW), was designed by Dublin based practice O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects. A.J Wells manufactured three hundred square meters of coloured vitreous enamel cladding covering a lift shaft.

The two designs are among six architecture projects vying for the prestigious award this year. The other buildings include London’s Shard and Zaha Hadid's London Aquatics Centre, showcased during the 2012 Olympics. The prize is the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA's) highest accolade.

Last year’s winner, Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann, featured a Cove 3 wood burning stove made by our sister company Charnwood.