RIAI Award

Barra Park Open Air Theatre, Hayes, London | Brady Mallalieu Architects

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. 

Source: Brady Mallalieu Architects