Young Vic

Haworth Tompkins

One of London’s finest spaces for performance, the Young Vic was intended as a temporary building.  Haworth Tompkins managed to maintain the ad hoc feel of a building stuffed incongruously onto a site with a defunct butcher’s shop as its lobby and with a determinedly anti-architectural aesthetic, more backstage than plush. 


The architects designed an improvised handle using an industrial rubber grip and used 6a’s A-light throughout the building to create a hard-wearing interior which acknowledges the quasi-industrial nature of the theatre.