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2016 ‘Project Design of the Year’Award Goes To London Tara Theatre

Recently reopened, Tara Theatre in London, UK, is the new state-of-the-art home for the acclaimed Tara Arts, the oldest multicultural theatre company in the UK. Designed by Aedas Arts Team, it has won the ‘Project Design of the Year award at this years London Construction Awards. The new incarnation of Tara Theatre fuses the global and the local, creating an inspirational space for the countrys first cross-cultural theatre to create art from the dialogue between East and West.


Oriental elements were integrated into the design to pay homage to the history of the theatre being Asian-led and owned and to express the unique identity of Tara Arts in the English theatre landscape. The motif of the Banyan Tree refers to Indias tree of life and the shade it offers a place to meet as a focus of community life.Taras Tree wraps around the faade and is pargeted, a traditional English craft, which resonates with Indian decorative techniques. It invites audiences into the theatre to hear and share stories, whilst externally providing a lively and engaging urban marker.

After/before renovation, the motif of the Banyan Tree refers to Indias tree of life.


Tara Theatre features a superbly equipped and flexible auditorium with a doubled capacity of 100 seats, a new fully soundproof rehearsal room and other supporting facilities to fulfil the contemporary needs of performances and audiences. The performance space features an adaptable earth floor to offer an original, alternative surface as well as to give a tangible expression of Asian culture in London.



                                  auditorium in use


                             a new fully soundproof rehearsal room

7,500 original bricks from the demolition were reclaimed and reused in the new auditorium, whilst materials were sourced locally wherever possible. The Taras Tree on the façade is composed of 96% recycled ash. The internal spaces enjoy plentiful natural light with glare control by colourful window blinds. Unusual for a performance space, the main auditorium can be naturally lit through the high level windows.


               the main auditorium with high level windows is built by the reclaimed bricks 

The Project Design of the Year award celebrates projects that have been designed in such a way to be sympathetic to the environment and surroundings, functional for purpose and innovative in style.

Rutang ZHANG

I am Rutang Zhang, a seasoned expert in the field of integrated housing with a wealth of experience spanning over 30 years. I have had the privilege of contributing to the success of numerous projects in more than 120 countries and regions. My expertise lies in navigating the intricacies of the integrated housing industry, and I am proud to have played a significant role in delivering successful outcomes across diverse global contexts. From conceptualization to execution, my commitment to excellence has been a driving force in achieving results that meet the unique requirements of each project.
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