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Liverpool Everyman shortlisted for RIBA architecture prize

Other nominees for the RIBA prize include The Shard in London

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The revamped Liverpool Everyman Theatre has been shortlisted for a top architecture prize.

The venue is nominated for the RIBA Stirling Prize alongside buildings including the Shard skyscraper, the London School of Economics and Manchester School of Art.

The Everyman reopened earlier this year following a £27million rebuild that took two years to complete, designed by architects Haworth Tompkins.

Artistic director Gemma Bodinetz said: "Haworth Tompkins listened to us, our audiences and communities, our actors and artists and created a theatre for Liverpool that is both stunning and humane. We are thrilled that our theatre held so dearly by our audiences and practitioners has received such prestigious national recognition."

Executive director Deborah Aydon added: "We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award and very proud that the Everyman, which has been so quickly taken to the hearts of the people of Liverpool, has also been able to fly the flag nationally for imaginative and high-quality architecture in our city."

The RIBA prize will be presented on 16 October in London.