Join the Trustees of Turn End Trust and Cristina Alfonsin and Michael Shrive from the Curatorial team at Waddesdon Manor for a private tour of Flint House, the winner of the 2015 RIBA House of the Year Award. Visit the show home of Golden Mede, a residential project led by the Rothschild Foundation, under the personal patronage and vision of the Rothschild family, and hear Architect Rolf Nielsen talk about his vision for this contemporary British housing. Bring a packed lunch to enjoy in Waddesdon Cricket Pavilion, a Rothschild building also on the Waddesdon Estate, before visiting the award-winning Turn End house and its listed garden. Tea/coffee on arrival and lunch (in Waddesdon Cricket Pavilion). Teas and homemade cakes in Turn End garden.
Flint House was commissioned by Lord Rothschild and designed by Charlotte Skene Catling of Skene Catling de la Peña. Golden Mede is a new high-quality housing development in Waddesdon comprising seventy five new homes, devised and managed by the Rothschild Foundation with architects C.F. Møller. Turn End, is a RIBA award winning group of three houses with a listed garden. Created by Architect Peter Aldington, it is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of post-war housing design. Peter’s work has brought him the greatest number of listed buildings of any living architect.
10.00: Meet at Waddesdon Cricket Pavilion, a Rothschild building set in the Manor grounds, for a welcome tea/coffee
10.30-10.45: Join the Bernwode Bus to Flint House
10.45-11.30: A guided tour of Flint House with Pippa Shirey, Head of Collections and Gardens at Waddesdon Manor
11.30-11.50: Join the Bernwode Bus to Golden Mede
11.50-12.50: A guided tour of Golden Mede led by architect Rolf Neilsen
12.50: Enjoy a brief walk to Waddesdon Cricket Pavilion (or join the Bernwode Bus)
13.00: Lunch at Waddesdon Cricket Pavilion (bringing own packed lunch)
13.40: Depart for Turn End House and Garden (in own transport)
14.00: Arrive at Turn End for a tour of Turn End House and Garden
15.30: Tea and homemade cakes in Turn End garden. Turn End has a small nursery of home-grown plants which will be available for sale.
16.00: Depart Turn End
£65 (Friends: £55)
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