Lyric Theatre wins the Best Public Building Award and is the Supreme Winner of The Brick Awards.
Built on an epic scale the theatre manages to be both heroic and intimate. The interior is well-detailed by utilizing a brick that fits in with the local materials whilst the building fits in brilliantly with the streetscape. The surrounding housing is enhanced by the building’s form and the river is framed from within the building. The natural day lighting within the building is both sustainable and enhances the brickwork. The building is a constant surprise with new spaces at every level, but with a rigorous design giving coherence to the whole. The theatre has been cleverly designed and built to fit in with local materials and housing in the surrounding area. It is truly a community building with outstandingly beautiful interiors which enhances the river landscape.
from judges’ citation