Meet the teams - Selldorf Architects and Cowie Montgomery Architects
Selldorf Architects and Martin Ashley Architects and Cowie Montgomery Architects with Arup, Vogt Landscape and Jorge Otero-Pailos. Selldorf Architects were behind the Neue Galerie in New York - an extensive transformation of a historic mansion on Fifth Avenue into a museum devoted to German and Austrian art.
Selldorf Architects describe their vision for Clandon
Our scheme for the renovation of Clandon Park honours its rich architectural and cultural history whilst providing an opportunity for a dynamic and transporting visitor experience. It will demonstrate the National Trust’s commitment to conservation in a changing world with a creative, progressive, and inclusive way forward.
The landscape experience is extended by a new curvilinear Arrival Path which brings visitors to a west forecourt where they will enter at a new loggia. Re-grading at the south garden allows the piano nobile to be read as Leoni intended, and a new café terrace and topiary maze deepens connections to the landscape. The Marble Hall and other principal rooms are restored to their pre-fire splendour whilst new spaces for changing exhibitions, events and classes provide opportunities for further learning and engagement. A new top-lit stair rises through the building connecting all floors and allowing people to experience Clandon’s layers of history.