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Koolhaas's Maggies's model unveiled

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October 7 2009

Koolhaas's Maggies's model unveiled
With approval granted for Maggie’s second Glaswegian centre all eyes are now turning to architect Rem Koolhass’s design for the cancer recovery suite, unveiled to supporters at a fundraising event this weekend.

Following in the footsteps of a litany of the great and the good from Frank Gehry to Richard Rogers, Koolhaas will build upon the work undertaken by previous centres to create a building which has a “holistic, intimate and comforting feel.”

A garden space designed by Lily Jencks, daughter of Maggie Keswick Jencks and Charles Jencks, founders of Maggie’s will provide a central relaxation space within a ring of accommodation intended to provide an outlet for information and assist in the care and support of patients and families living with the impact of cancer.

A second Centre was necessitated after the Beatson Oncology Centre announced it was moving from the Western Infirmary to Gartnavel Hospital. Work on the £2.1m centre is expected to begin by January 2010.
Koolhaas's Maggies's model unveiled

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