Steven Holl and Norman Foster have been chosen to design the next two Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centers in the United Kingdom. As reported by bdonline, Foster will design in his hometown of south Manchester at the Christie hospital, while Holl will design at the St. Bartholomew’s (Barts) hospital in London. This will be Holl’s second UK project, following the Glasgow School of Art. Continue reading for more information.
Foster has not yet started working on the designs; however, Holl has started the schematic phase with his iconic watercolor studies. They reveal a spacious bamboo interior and yoga garden for the London center. These watercolors are currently on display at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. There are ten completed Maggie’s centers in the UK. CZWG’s center in Nottingham and OMA’s center in Glasgow both opened in mid 2012, while Kisho Kurokawa’s at the Singleton Hospital in Swansea opened last December. In 2009, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners won the Stirling Prize for its Maggie’s center Charing Cross Hospital. Reference: BD Online, Steven Holl Architects