Maggie's Centre Barts
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Associate Architect: jmarchitects
Owner: Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres
Location: London, United Kingdom
Category A: Built: Less than $25 million in construction cost
Maggie’s Centre Barts is the latest facility for Maggie’s Centres, an organization that provides support to cancer patients and their families. The buildings are designed with the utmost care in design sensibility for their patients’ well-being. Located on a historic site in central London, the three-story centre was envisioned as a “vessel within a vessel within a vessel.” The structure is a branching concrete frame, wrapped in perforated bamboo inside and a façade of matte white glass with colored glass fragments, which wash the interior in shifting colored light.
"A delightful piece of candy among serious buildings. Interior has ethereal light, artful color based on musical notations layered with bamboo staircase of warmth and comfort—a healing environment." ~ Jury statement