The Rothschild Foundation

The Rothschild Foundation

Waddesdon Manor, a turreted Renaissancestyle French chateau in the rolling Chiltern hills, was built for Baron Ferdinand de
Rothschild in the 1870s.

Waddesdon Manor, a turreted Renaissancestyle French chateau in the rolling Chiltern hills, was built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 1870s. Today it is owned by The National Trust and is open to the public. At the heart of the estate is Windmill Hill, a former dairy farm, where Stephen Marshall Architects has designed a series of buildings around two courtyards to house the Rothschild Foundation Archive and to provide office space for the charity investment organisation. The main reading room, offices and archive stores are open to the public by appointment and give access to one of the most comprehensive family collections in Europe. The original outbuildings have been incorporated into the project and the courtyards have been landscaped with reflecting pools and rolling lawns.

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