OMA, Maggie’s Gartnavel


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Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres has opened a new centre on the grounds of Glasgow’s Gartnaval Royal Infirmary, designed by OMA, the architectural studio founded by Rem Koolhaas, Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp in 1975.

OMA, Maggie’s Gartnavel

Designed by Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon in collaboration with Richard Hollington, this is the studio's first project completed after the 2006 Serpentine Pavilion.
Maggie?s centres offer support for cancer patients and their families, on the basis of the foundation?s basic premise, that good architecture helps improve patients? physical and emotional condition.

All the centres are both refuges and places to meet other patients, participating in a community while at the same time enjoying all the privacy required in the consulting rooms and private areas. For this purpose the architects of OMA have designed a structure on a single level, in the form of a ring forming an alternation of open and closed spaces arranged around an inner courtyard and set in a beautiful natural landscape.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: OMA
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Illustrations: courtesy of OMA; photography by Philippe Ruault


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