Archinect - News 2016-10-28T15:37:39-04:00 Norman Foster's secret garden: a tour of Foster + Partners' Maggie's Center Julia Ingalls 2016-05-04T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T20:18:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cancer survivor Lord Norman Foster gave HRH Duchess of Cornwall a tour of his newly completed Maggie's Center in his hometown of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester</a> at the cancer facility's official opening April 27th, showing her a design that emphasizes natural light and a connection to nature. This has lead to numerous sliding glass doors and walls throughout the rectilinear plan, as well as the intention to plant vines on the signature triangular timber frame. Additionally, each treatment and counselling room comes with its own private garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>As Foster noted, "Our aim in Manchester, the city of my youth, was to create a building that is welcoming, friendly and without any of the institutional references of a hospital or health centre &ndash; a light-filled, homely space where people can gather, talk or simply reflect. That is why throughout the building there is a focus on natural light, greenery and views; with a greenhouse to provide fresh flowers, and an emphasis on the therapeutic qualities of nature and ...</p> Construction kicks off for Steven Holl-designed Maggie's Centre Barts in London Justine Testado 2015-06-11T20:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-12T12:36:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A groundbreaking ceremony yesterday marked the beginning of construction for the new&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maggie's</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Centre</a> Barts that's coming to Northeast London next year. The 18 Maggie's Centres across the UK offer free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their loved ones. During the ceremony, a large banner thanking everyone involved in the project was unveiled on site and a time capsule to be opened in 2065 was compiled -- in tradition with every Centre that is built. The capsule consisted of a signed watercolor print from Steven Holl, framed Hong Kong bank notes from British bank institution HSBC, and archive materials from St. Bartholomew&rsquo;s Hospital.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The new Centre will be built on a 725 m2 site within the richly historic grounds of the 12th-century St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London's oldest hospital. With Steven Holl commissioned for architectural design in association with UK firm JM Architects, the Barts Centre will be a more vertical "vessel within a vessel withi...</p> 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="" width="636" height="424" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>