Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Liverpool, United Kingdom 2012–2015

Client: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Grade II* listed RIBA National Award

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is a much-loved listed building from 1939, designed by leading Liverpool architect Herbert Rowse. The Art Deco manner of the building was strongly influenced by the contemporary work of the celebrated Dutch architect Willem Marinus Dudok. Caruso St John was appointed to renovate the interiors of the hall, improve backstage facilities, and to make a second performance space within a new extension at the rear of the site.

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Axonometric cutaway

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Ground floor site plan

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First floor plan

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Long section

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Cross section through the new extension

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New extension, external wall section

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Grand Foyer bar plan

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Bar section

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Chandelier detail

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Chandelier detail

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Liverpool, United Kingdom


Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Grade II* listed

Construction cost

6,800 m²

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project architects
Nina Lundvall (2012-2014), Anna Cooke (2015)

Project team
Elseline Bazin, Stefan Hurrell, Emily Keyte, Sam Little, Paul Maich, Amy Perkins, Will Pirkis, Lea Prati, Fabian Schnider, Mircea Vasvari, Stephanie Webs

Structural engineer
Price & Myers LLP

Services consultant
Max Fordham LLP

Cost consultant
Simon Fenton Partnership LLP

Project manager
Deloitte LLP

Main contractor
Gilbert-Ash Ltd

Hélène Binet

RIBA National Award
RIBA North West Award