The Maggies Centre

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The Maggies Centre

Steven Holl Architects has partnered with Jmarchitects to design the "Maggie’s center", a three-story health facility located in central London.

The building provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer, their families and friends. With rooms full of light and a community vegetable garden, the restaurant offers a series of quiet and meditative spaces.

Designed by Steven Holl in collaboration with Jmarchitects, the Maggie center allows natural light to freely enter the building, facilitated in operation by a translucent glass façade. The structure is made of branched cement, the inner layer is bamboo and the outer layer is in an opaque white glass.

Located near St. Bartholomew’s, the oldest hospital in the United Kingdom, founded in 1123, the building has a historically charged location. The new building is decidedly modern, but allows a perfect integration with the adjacent square providing a fluid access to the garden and courtyard. The glass façade follows the geometry of the main internal staircase along the north facade, while rising through a transparent glass at the corner.

A second entrance leads to the adjacent church garden. The interior lighting is organized to allow the colored lenses, together with the translucent white glass of the facade, to give a new, joyful and luminous atmosphere on the corner of the large square. The building opens with a hanging garden open to patients, staff and public.


The Maggie’s Centre
The Maggie’s Centre
The Maggie’s Centre
The Maggie’s Centre
The Maggie’s Centre
The Maggie’s Centre
The Maggie’s Centre
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