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Clandon, Surrey

Invited proposals for the fire damaged Country House and Park.

Selldorf Architects and Cowie Montgomery Architects were honoured to be shortlisted in the National Trust’s 2017 International Design Competition. The Trust sought an architect-lead team to restore and re-imagine Clandon Park, the Grade I Listed country house of the Earls of Onslow, near Guildford, which was substantially damaged by fire in April 2015.

Our team, which included Jorge Otero-Pailos, Vogt Landscape, Arup and Martin Ashley Architects, was one of six shortlisted finalists out of 278 submissions. The team submitted their design concepts during the second stage of the competition for the sustainable conservation and re-purposing of Clandon Park as a national centre for art and education. The proposal was for the thoughtful restoration of key state rooms on the piano nobile along with the creation of new galleries for imaginative programming, in harmony with the historic fabric and unique spirit of the place.