The recently re-opened Tara Art Theatre in London, England, is part of Tara Arts's newest state-of-the-art art theatre, the most prestigious and prestigious cross-cultural drama company in the UK. Designed by the Aedas Culture and Art team, this project was recently awarded the "Project Design Award of the Year" by the London Architecture Award this year. The newly-remodeled Tara Art Theatre blends international and local styles, creating an inspiring creative space for the first cross-cultural theatre in the UK and a bridge between East and West art.
The theater's design incorporates elements of the Orient to pay tribute to its Asian roots in management and property rights, and highlights the unique character of the Tara Theatre in the British theatre industry. The design also incorporates a bodhi tree pattern that is considered to be a “tree of life” in India. The shade under the trees also symbolizes the cohesion of the community. This "tree of Tara" is built around the building facade and plastered with traditional British craftsmanship. The linden tree pattern seems to invite the audience to enter the theater to listen to and share their stories. This unique appearance also creates a vivid city landmark.
The Tara Art Theatre boasts a fully equipped, flexible and fully-expanded theater with up to 100 seats, a new soundproofing rehearsal room and other ancillary facilities to meet the needs of contemporary performances and audiences. The theater's main hall features highly-adapted mud-clad flooring to create an original, ecologically rich and individualized ground, which vividly interprets Asian culture in London's fashion capital.
Of the bricks used in the new theatre, 7,500 were recovered from the old theatre and building materials were sourced as much as possible. The "Tara Tree" on the façade contains 96% of material from recycled waste. The interior space is naturally light, spacious and bright, with coloured shutters. Light from high-rise windows can provide daylight for the main hall. This design is quite rare.