地点：英国，布里斯托（Bristol, United Kingdom）
主持建筑师：Tom Gibson, Steve Tompkins, Roger Watts, Will Mesher
照片版权：Fred Howarth, Philip Vile
建筑师Haworth Tompkins为一级建筑Bristol Old Vic完成了一个新的门厅和工作室剧院的设计，这是英语世界最古老的持续运转的剧院。该项目经过五年的精心研究、咨询、设计和建造，旨在向更广泛、更多样化的观众开放房屋前部的区域，并将剧院置于Bristol公共生活和公共空间的中心。
除了主要的门厅外，一个新的工作室剧院占用了位于底层和地下层的Coopers' Hall原来的木桶商店，利用历史悠久的墙面，并使日光从街道的窗户照射进来。位于一楼的原始Coopers' Hall已被改造成一个俯瞰街道的大型公共空间，既是门厅的延伸部分，也是一个独立的功能空间。
Service Engineer:Max Fordham
Quantity Surveyor:Gardiner and Theobold
Contract Administrator:GVA Acuity
Text description provided by the architects. Architects Haworth Tompkins have completed a new foyer and studio theatre for the Grade I listed Bristol Old Vic, the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world, the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world. The result of five years careful research, consultation, design and construction, the project aims to open up the front of house areas to a wider, more diverse audience and to place the theatre at the heart of Bristol’s public life and public space.
The foyer is conceived as an informal extension of the street, as much a covered public square as a discrete building. ?The space is framed and covered by structural timber and glass to bring daylight deep into the room. The centrepiece of the space is the much-altered fa?ade of the Georgian auditorium, visible from the street for the first time, illuminated by a large light well and punctured by new openings to overwrite the visible evidence of historic alterations.??
Mezzanine galleries, winding timber staircases and viewing platforms allow the entire audience to move up, down and around a single, convivial space before and after each show, and the local community to enjoy the foyer throughout the day as a café, bar and meeting place.?
The south facing street fa?ade has been conceived as a public art work, consisting of moveable sun shading shutters, operated by hand and incorporating the text both of the inaugural address given by Garrick in 1766 and a poem by former Bristol City Poet Miles Chambers. The text highlights the importance of the theatre’s long history but also looks forward to its role in the current and future life of the whole community.
In addition to the main foyer, a new studio theatre occupies the former barrel store of the Coopers’ Hall at ground and basement levels, enlisting historic wall surfaces and allowing daylight from street level windows. ?The original Coopers’ Hall at first floor has been converted back to a grand public room overlooking the street, serving both as an extension of the foyer and as a self-contained function room.