Clandon Park

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The National Trust's International Design Competition for Clandon Park set out to establish a future approach for this early Palladian house near Guildford. Designed by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni, the Grade I-Listed building was one of Britain's finest examples of Palladian architecture. Following a devastating fire in 2015, however, little more than the brick shell of the eighteenth-century building remained intact. Our competition-winning design proposes to restore significant parts of the house but also to give it a new life through a transformed visitor experience.

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The historic home is set in a historic landscape by Capability Brown, his penultimate design

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Fully restored rooms mix with spaces where the untouched charred brick structure is on display

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A dramatic new four-storey space connects every floor of the building

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A simple, unifying roof cuts back to reveal an open restaurant courtyard

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Contemporary exhibition spaces negotiate the relics of the first floor

City
West Clandon, Surrey, UK
Use
Culture
Client
National Trust
Status
Current
Size
3.2 ha
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Conservation architect: Purcell

Structure: Price & Myers

Services: Max Fordham

Landscape: Robert Myers Associates

Fire: The Fire Surgery