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Vandersanden Group wins Architizer A+ Award

The international architecture website Architizer announced the winners of its Architizer A+ Awards 2016 on April 12th. Among the award-winning buildings is the Shakespearean Theatre in Gdansk, Poland. Brick manufacturer Vandersanden Group won the jury prize in the Hall/Theatre category.
The Shakespearean Theatre designed by the Italian architect Renato Rizzi was built on the site of a 17th century theatre in Gdansk, Poland. The design was based on the old theatre buildings, complemented with modern technology. Thus, for example, the roof can be opened or closed for performances. The walls were constructed from dark anthracite brick, while the pavers around the building are exactly the same colour. The theatre incorporates several inner courtyards, dressing rooms, offices, an entrance on the west side, a podium on the east side and offers seating for about 600 people. The Shakespearean Theatre is an example of new architecture that is strongly interwoven with tradition.

Project information:

Architect: Renato Rizzi
Local office: Q-Arch
Place: Gdańsk, Poland
Floor area: 4000 m²
Vandersanden brick: 533 Morvan
Vandersanden paver: 710 Morvan
Year: 2014
Photography: Rafał Malko

Architizer A+ Awards

The Architizer A+ Awards celebrate their fourth edition in 2016. It is one of the biggest and most all-encompassing award programmes that turns the spotlight on the best architects and products of the last year. The jury consists of a panel of more than 300 leading players from various sectors. The jury includes architects as well as people from the fashion world, publishers, product designers, real estate agents and many others.