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.

 

 

snohetta's first building in the UK will be a maggie's center
the project features an elegantly curved, pebble-shaped structure

 

 

snohetta's first building in the UK will be a maggie's center
a wooden box has been inserted betwixt the structure’s sinuous, thickened lines

 

 

snohetta's first building in the UK will be a maggie's center
the comfortable and relaxed interior

 

 

snohetta's first building in the UK will be a maggie's center
natural and warm materials are used throughout

 

 

snohetta's first building in the UK will be a maggie's center
the center will provide free emotional, practical and social support for cancer patients

 

 

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
floor plan

 

 

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

 

 

snohetta's first building in the UK will be a maggie's center
a rendering of the now completed project

 

 

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

    Fiona

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