The 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

The 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

Materials are reuse of concrete stage and a Cor-ten steel roof and column structure and walls with gabeon stone basaket walls for changing rooms

2005 RIAI Regional Awards