The National Trust and Malcolm Reading Consultants are searching search for a world-class multidisciplinary design team to restore and reimagine Clandon Park, the Trust’s Grade l listed, 18th-century Palladian house, near Guildford, which suffered a major fire two years ago. Clandon Park is architecturally significant for capturing the moment in England when the Baroque was making way for Palladianism. Designed by Venetian-born architect, Giacomo Leoni, its celebrated interiors were concealed within its austere red brick form.
The Trust is looking for architect-led teams with expertise in design, conservation, structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, interpretation and landscape design. Creative collaborations are encouraged and additional skills may be proposed in your submission if you feel they are necessary. If you are a non-UK team, collaboration with a UK architect partner is encouraged.
This is a two-stage competition. The first stage is an international search for a multidisciplinary design team, based on relevant skills, past experience and an understanding of the project brief. It will culminate in the selection of a shortlist of five or more teams.
The competition’s objective is to find a team who will create an outstandingly beautiful and harmonious design that integrates a sensitive restoration of the historically-significant rooms and remaining historic fabric with new flexible spaces on the upper floors for imaginative programming and events; the whole design showing an exceptional understanding of the manipulation of light, space, function and material as well as rediscovering the house’s relationship with its setting.