NT invites teams to submit expressions of interest for Palladian villa
Entries are now open for the National Trust’s international design competition for the £30m restoration of Clandon Park, a Grade I-listed Palladian house, near Guildford, Surrey.
Restoration follows extensive damage to the building during a major fire two years ago. The aim is to restore some of the principal state rooms on the ground floor and introduce new spaces, for imaginative programming, on the upper levels. The brief also stresses that the building should be integrated within its setting and includes an opportunity to rethink the landscaping of the house.
The competition, which will offer landscape practices the opportunity to collaborate on a large multidisciplinary project, will be run in two stages. Architect-led teams should submit details of project understanding, proposed team and relevant experience by 21 April 2017. A shortlist of five or more teams will be announced towards the end of May, who will then be asked to create concept designs.
Shortlisted designs will be exhibited at Clandon during the summer, with the winning team due to be announce in early autumn. Construction is expected to start in early 2019.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 21 April.