Chiswick House Café

London, United Kingdom 2006–2010

Client: English Heritage Grade I listed setting RIBA London Building of the Year

Caruso St John was commissioned by Historic England (formerly English Heritage) to design a new café building within the historic gardens of Chiswick House in West London. The new café was part of a wider masterplan for the regeneration of the whole of Chiswick Gardens, a site of international importance, both as the location of great innovations in English landscape design and as the setting for one of the most beautiful houses in London.

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Site plan

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Floor plan

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East elevation

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West elevation

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Reflected ceiling plan

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External loggia wall detail

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External entrance wall detail

Chiswick House & Gardens

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Related news

Chiswick House Cafe has won a RIBA London Award, the RIBA English Heritage Award for Sustaining the HIstoric Environment and the RIBA London Building of the Year Award.

Chiswick House Cafe has won a Civic Trust Award.

Chiswick House Cafe is a finalist in the 2011 Civic Trust Awards. The winners will be announced on 4th March.

Nottingham Contemporary and Chiswick House Cafe have been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.


London, United Kingdom


English Heritage


Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project team
Rod Heyes, Ah-Ra Kim

Structural engineer

Services consultant
Roger Parker Associates

Cost consultant
Press and Starkey

Main contractor
Thomas Sinden

JB Landscape

Insitu concrete
Siday Construction Ltd

Hélène Binet

RIBA Award
RIBA English Heritage Award
RIBA London Building of the Year
Civic Trust Award
Nominated, EU Mies van der Rohe Award