Pitzhanger Manor Under Spotlight
Ealing Civic Society Annual General Meeting
One of the trustees of the newly reopened Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery will be speaking at the next Ealing Civic Society AGM about how Sir John Soane’s design for the Manor influenced contemporary architecture.
From 1800 to 1804 Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most influential architects, designed and built Pitzhanger Manor as his dream country retreat in what was then rural Ealing.
He built Pitzhanger to showcase his skills as an architect, and designed it around his eclectic and growing collection of art and antiquities, including Hogarth’s series of paintings A Rake’s Progress. But first and foremost it was a place of entertainment, where he could host clients and influential friends at dinners and large garden parties, or to fish in his lake.
The Manor and new art Gallery reopened on the 16 March after a £12m refurbishment.
Harbinder Singh Birdi, RIBA is an Ealing resident and Senior Partner at Hawkins/Brown Architects. He is the principal architect leading the design for the Crossrail stations at Tottenham Court Road , Liverpool st and Bond st , where he is collaborated with artists such as Daniel Buren, Richard Wright and Douglas Gordon. He is a trustee of Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery, in Ealing and the London school of Architecture.
Ealing Civic Society's AGM and talk on Tuesday 2 April will be held in Ealing Town Hall at 7:30 PM
All are welcome
March 20, 2019