original Open Air Theatre at Barra Park in Hayes,
West London was built in 1951 as a community led open air
venue for music, theatre and dance. The building fell into
disrepair and was vandalised beyond repair. The local community
raised funds for its reinstatement.
new building form and materials have been carefully chosen
to be robust and durable, whilst complimenting the natural
park setting. We wanted the structure to possess an abstract,
enigmatic quality when viewed across the park and to have
sculptural and visual interest even when not in use, as the
performance season is quite short.
2005 RIAI Regional Award