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Le Théâtre Elisabéthain picks up WAN Wood in Architecture Award


Hardelot exterior

Le Théâtre Elisabéthain au Château d'Hardelot in Condette, France has been awarded the WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2017, 'a specialist category that celebrates advances in wood design, showcasing the elegant, natural and versatile material that continues to challenge architects today.'

Le Théâtre Elisabéthain, near Calais, is France's first permanent neo-Shakespearean theatre, its first naturally-ventilated complex arts building and the world's first all-curved, exposed CLT building. The theatre is in the grounds of Hardelot Castle, home to the Entene Cordiale Cultural Centre. When it opened, Le Moniteur praised the theatre as 'an architectural masterpiece... in the manner of the Bilbao Guggenheim'. Designed by Studio Andrew Todd with Charcoalblue as theatre and acoustics consultant.


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