Bridge Theatre Wins Two Awards 21.05.18

Haworth Tompkins have won two awards for the Bridge Theatre, our new venue near Tower Bridge for the London Theatre Company. On Tuesday we won an RIBA London Award; these are given to UK buildings who have regional importance as a piece of architecture. RIBA National Award winners are announced next month. On Wednesday, we won an RICS Award in the category of Design through Innovation. The judges said “the project is an excellent example of how creativity, integrated design and fabrication, along with collaborative working can achieve something that would have been impossible with traditional methods of procurement and construction”.

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Haworth Tompkins have built a 1/100 scale Biscuitwork Tower as part of the Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City at the V&A. This continues our collaboration with Lyndon Goode and Pitman Tozer, who we are working alongside on Fish Island Village in Hackney Wick.

Silchester Housing has won the Urban Regeneration category at this year’s Brick Awards. The judges commented that “The project brings a human scale and sensitivity to the streets around Latimer Road, which shows the extent to which developments can improve the existing streetscape.”

Work is underway on Mamma Mia! The Party which opens in the O2 this summer. The project is an immersive theatrical experience with dining and dancing based around the songs of ABBA. Haworth Tompkins and the wider design team are working to transform an existing venue in the O2 entertainment district into a Greek taverna, back of house support spaces and a kitchen.

Associates Martin Lydon and Imogen Long will lead a special behind-the-scenes tour of the historic venue which was originally built as a town hall before being abandoned and then repurposed as an arts centre more than 40 years ago. The tour takes place on 24 November and tickets are available from the AF website.

At the Theatres Trust Conference, Emma Stenning, Executive Director of Bristol Old Vic, and Jack Tilbury of Plann spoke on the topic of 'How are the UK's oldest and newest theatres adapting to new artistic and business models' presenting the business model and phasing strategy behind our recent transformation of the Bristol Old Vic.

Haworth Tompkins have completed a radical new front of house space and studio theatre for the Grade I listed Bristol Old Vic, the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world.

Open House London is coming up this weekend and seven Haworth Tompkins' projects will be open to the public over the two day event.

Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall reopens today after a fire destroyed its roof in the summer of 2015. The restoration and reimagining of the hall is the final part of our twelve year collaboration with BAC producers, theatre artists, conservation groups and members of the local community.