Shortlist for Clandon Park restoration revealed


In 2015, a devastating fire caused permanent damage to the 18th-century palladian house, Clandon Park in Surrey.


In 2015, a devastating fire caused permanent damage to the 18th-century palladian house, Clandon Park in Surrey.

After the tragedy, the house lay forgotten until March this year when Malcolm Reading Consultants launched an international competition to find a design team to bring the National Trust Property back to life.

Six architect-led design teams have been shortlisted for their concepts for the future restoration of the house.

Paul Cook, Project Director at Clandon Park comments: “It’s exciting to be at this stage in the design competition when we can see the thought processes and ideas from the six shortlisted teams come to life. Whilst the concepts are not final designs for Clandon, they take us a step closer to choosing a team who will help us restore and rebuild this grand place”.

The teams were asked to create a design that fit the following brief:

All designs had to work within the existing structure whilst keeping in mind it's setting within the garden. The teams also had to restore specific areas in the house which included: principal state rooms on the ground floor and basement - including the Marble Hall, Saloon, Library and Speakers’ Parlour, State Bedroom and the vaulted historic kitchen. As the house will now be open to the public, plans needed to include flexible event spaces to be used gallery and exhibition programming.  On top of all this, the design teams had to create an accurate restoration which would use salvaged materials whilst introducing the modern use of space and technology.

To demonstrate how they would fulfill this extensive brief, design teams were asked to produce a physical model, a design brief, and video submission.

Designs submissions were judged by a panel consisting of heritage, architectural and local experts. The winning submission will be announced in autumn 2017.

View the shortlisted designs below:

AL_A and Giles Quarme & Associates with Arup and GROSS.MAX


All images © AL_A and Malcolm Reading Consultants

Allies and Morrison and Feilden + Mawson with Price & Myers, Max Fordham, Tom Stuart-Smith and Nissen Richards Studio




All images © Allies and Morrison and Malcolm Reading Consultants

Donald Insall Associates and Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Price & Myers, Max Fordham, Tom Stuart-Smith and Barker Langham



All images © Donald Insall Associates and Malcolm Reading Consultants

Purcell and Sam Jacob Studio with Arup, QODA, Churchman Landscape Architects and Brendan Cormier 





All images © Purcell and Malcolm Reading Consultants

Selldorf Architects, Martin Ashley Architects and Cowie Montgomery Architects with Arup, Vogt Landscape and Jorge Otero-Pailos




All images © Selldorf Architects and Malcolm Reading Consultants

Sergison Bates Architects and AOC Architecture with Philip Hughes Associates, Price & Myers, Ritchie + Daffin, Tom Stuart-Smith and Graphic Thought Facility




All images © Sergison Bates Architects and Malcolm Reading Consultants

Once the winning team has been chosen, the National Trust will work closely with them to make their vision into a reality and restore Clandon Park.

Visitors can view the six design projects until 1 October 2017, Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm at Clandon Park.

Find out more about the shortlisted projects.





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