Churchman Landscape Architects, GROSS.MAX and Arup are on the list

AL_A Clandon Park
The team led by AL_A is working with Arup and GROSS.MAX. © AL_A and Malcolm Reading Consultants

Six design concepts are going on display at Clandon Park in Surrey as part of the next stage in a competition that will eventually create a final design for the 18th-century Palladian house.

An international design competition was launched in March this year to find a design team to bring the National Trust property back to life after a devastating fire in 2015.

The architect-led design teams have now produced concepts, visualising their interpretation of the future restoration, reimagining and rebuilding of Clandon Park. LI-registered practices Arup, Churchman Landscape Architects and GROSS.MAX between them contributed to five out of the six designs.

The teams are:

  • AL_A and Giles Quarme & Associates with Arup and GROSS.MAX
  • Allies and Morrison and Feilden + Mawson with Price & Myers, Max Fordham, Tom Stuart-Smith and Nissen Richards Studio
  • Donald Insall Associates and Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Price & Myers, Max Fordham, Tom Stuart- Smith and Barker Langham
  • Purcell and Sam Jacob Studio with Arup, QODA, Churchman Landscape Architects and Brendan Cormier
  • Selldorf Architects, Martin Ashley Architects and Cowie Montgomery Architects with Arup, Vogt Landscape and Jorge Otero-Pailos
  • Sergison Bates Architects and AOC Architecture with Philip Hughes Associates, Price & Myers, Ritchie + Daffin, Tom Stuart-Smith and Graphic Thought Facility

In addition to asking the shortlisted practices to look at restoration and the enhancement of facilities in the house, the brief stipulated that the design should ‘work with the existing building structure, but consider its immediate setting within the garden.’

The competition was organised by Malcolm Reading Associates, which runs some of the UK’s highest-profile competitions.

The shortlisted schemes will be on display at Clandon Park from 23 August. The winning team will be selected in the autumn.


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