snohetta's first building in the UK will be a maggie's center snohetta's first building in the UK will be a maggie's center
sep 01, 2013

snohetta's first building in the UK will be a maggie's center

snohetta’s first building in the UK has been completed, a maggie’s center in aberdeen, scotland
all images courtesy of snohetta




snohetta has completed their first building in the UK, the latest in a series of cancer care hubs called maggie’s centers. the design features an elegantly curved, pebble-shaped structure with wise-grained wooden box inserted betwixt sinuous, thickened lines. in an effort to preserve the joy of living, the charity ‘maggie’s centers’ have created a series of buildings since the mid 1990s dedicated to providing free emotional, practical and social support for cancer patients. this is an enlightened task of creating uplifting environments for cancer care, borne of an idea of maggie keswick jencks, wife of renown architectural theorist and landscape sculptor charles jencks. while maggie passed away after a battle with breast cancer in 1995, her legacy remains, with some of the world’s foremost architects continuing to build these hopeful, palliative structures.



the project features an elegantly curved, pebble-shaped structure



a wooden box has been inserted betwixt the structure’s sinuous, thickened lines



the comfortable and relaxed interior



natural and warm materials are used throughout



the center will provide free emotional, practical and social support for cancer patients





floor plan



project model



a rendering of the now completed project



the maggie’s center in context


project info:


location: aberdeen, scotland, UK
typology: health & wellness
client: maggie’s cancer caring centre
status: completed
size: 350 sqm, building 270 sqm

  • Extremely beautiful! The curves suggest a womb-like and embracing experience for those poor souls who use this centre. What a wonderful legacy for Maggie Keswick Jencks to give to cancer sufferers in the UK!

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