Maggie’s Wales, Kurokawa Building, Architect, Swansea, Cancer caring centre

Maggie’s Wales Building : Swansea Cancer Care Centre

Welsh Building Project – design by Kisho Kurokawa Architect

28 + 22 Jun 2012

Maggie’s South West Wales

Dates built: 2007-12

Design: Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates with Garber & James

RIBA Awards citations – Wales

Maggie’s South West 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.

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photographs : Thore Garbers

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 Centre South West Wales – Building Information

Title: Maggie’s South West 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

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

Maggie’s South West Wales images / information from RIBA

Maggies South West Wales – RIBA Awards winner, 2012

Design by late Dr Kisho Kurokawa, ArBITAT architects

image from 2010:
Maggies Wales Building
image © Maggie’s Centres

Location: Swansea

image from 2009:
Maggies Wales
Image © Maggie’s Centres

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Kisho Kurokawa

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Maggies Centre : Buildings

Location: Swansea, Wales

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 South East Wales