Archinect - News 2014-10-25T11:05:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/69063772/gehry-designed-maggie-s-centre-in-hong-kong-opens-doors Gehry-designed Maggie's Centre in Hong Kong opens doors Archinect 2013-03-08T13:34:00-05:00 >2013-03-11T18:33:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0bd9cabe6dc2edf91e11a672a9991d0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The scheme is the charity&rsquo;s first purpose-built international centre and is Gehry&rsquo;s second building for the organisation, having also designed Maggie&rsquo;s Dundee in Scotland. The surrounding gardens were drawn up by landscape architect Lily Jencks - the daughter of the organisation&rsquo;s founders Maggie Keswick Jencks and Charles Jencks. Maggie&rsquo;s Hong Kong has been &lsquo;offering free support for anyone living with cancer including friends, family and carers&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/66170115/behnisch-architekten-wins-architectural-competition-for-agora-cancer-centre-in-lausanne Behnisch Architekten wins Architectural Competition for Agora Cancer Centre in Lausanne behnischpr 2013-01-24T19:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:07:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mo93c85uqb1d0wa5.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Behnisch Architekten's Stuttgart office has won the two-stage architectural competition established by the ISREC Foundation (Swiss Institute for experimental cancer research) to create a new home for the AGORA - Cancer Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. The AGORA - Cancer Centre exists specifically to bring together scientists and practitioners under one roof as part of a community of expertise. The opportunity for enhancing communication within the new building was a major focus of the competition. The project represents an outstanding architectural and programmatic challenge wherein integrating the building&rsquo;s diverse requirements within an extremely heterogeneous and tight urban fabric places great demands on the design concept. The scheme of Behnisch Architekten was selected for its ability to address these concerns in a very holistic architectural yet functional way. Set for completion in 2016, the new Cancer Centre will accommodate 400 researchers and clinicians.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2mlge5yksdvgb3wn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Design</strong><br> B...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54105055/first-cancer-treatment-center-in-rwanda-breaks-ground First cancer treatment center in Rwanda breaks ground tzeng 2012-07-24T17:08:00-04:00 >2012-07-27T20:46:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9uooj5phwjbcz3p.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the Butaro center, in the northern part of the country, will be the first to offer comprehensive care &mdash; including diagnosis, chemotherapy, surgery, follow-up treatment, and palliative care.</p></em><br /><br /><p> MASS Design Group is partnering with the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MOH) and Partners in Health (PIH) to build the first permanent cancer treatment center in Rwanda. &nbsp;With the help of Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation funding inpatient facilities, the new Cancer Centre for Excellence will be the first facility of its kind to bring state of the art care to Rwanda, provide access to cancer treatments, and host robust training programs through a partnership with Brigham and Women&rsquo;s Hospital.</p> <p> Facility-based cancer registries in Rwanda revealed a total of 3,430 diagnosed cancer cases between 2007 to 2011, among which 320 were children under the age of 15. Before this year, cancer care was sporadic, with no integrated treatments available without leaving the country. The new center will be the national referral site for cancer, providing a full spectrum of cancer care.</p> <p> Rwanda has long valued developing comprehensive programs while building infrastructure. Cancer care training start...</p>