Maggie’s Wales Kurokawa building, Swansea cancer caring centre design by Japanese architect

Maggie’s Wales Building : Swansea Cancer Care Centre

Welsh Building Project design by Kisho Kurokawa Architect, Japan

28 + 22 Jun 2012

Maggie’s Southwest Wales

Dates built: 2007-12

Design: Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates with Garber & James

Maggie's Wales Cancer Centre Swansea building by Kisho Kurokawa

Photos by Thore Garbers

RIBA Awards citations – Wales

Maggie’s Southwest Wales

Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa gifted the concept sketch for this Maggie’s Centre before his death in 2007. The ensuing design presented a challenge to the architects tasked with delivering the sketch in that the complex geometries had not been defined. The outcome is a special and glorious little building in many ways.

Maggie's Wales Cancer Centre Swansea by Kisho Kurokawa

The established programme of the Maggie’s Centres, the social kitchen and dining space at a pivotal location in the building, is articulated beautifully in the plan diagram and the architectural form. Externally, the standing seam roof, which spirals and twists, prescribes the building’s form so appropriately. The concrete is of remarkable quality, with embedded titanium plates that glisten in the sunlight. This is a worthy addition to the spirit of Maggie’s.

Maggie's Swansea interior design

Maggie’s Centre Southwest Wales – Building Information

Title: Maggie’s Southwest Wales
Location: Singleton Hospital, Swansea
Architect: Garbers & James
Design Concept: Kisho Kurokawa
Client: Maggie’s
Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine

Contract Value: confidential
Date of completion: Dec 2011
Gross internal area: 302 sqm

Maggie's Wales Cancer Centre Swansea interior design

Chair of Jury: Stephen Hodder
Regional representative: Doug Hughes
Lay assessor: Carole-Anne-Davies

Maggie’s Southwest Wales images / information from RIBA

Maggies Southwest Wales – RIBA Awards winner, 2012

Design by late Dr Kisho Kurokawa, ArBITAT architects

image from 2010:
Maggies Wales Building design by Kisho Kurokawa Architect
image © Maggie’s Centres

Location: Swansea

image from 2009:
Swansea cancer caring centre design by Japanese architect
Image © Maggie’s Centres

More details online soon

Kisho Kurokawa

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Another Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in Wales:

Maggie’s Cardiff
Dow Jones Architects
Maggies Cardiff
Maggie’s has announced it is to build a Centre at Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.
The partnership between Maggie’s and Velindre NHS Trust will benefit thousands of people living with cancer in Cardiff and the surrounding area.
Architects Dow Jones has agreed to design the Centre and is currently in talks with the Trust and Maggie’s to find a suitable site.

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Website: Maggie’s Southeast Wales