Snøhetta submits plans for Aberdeen Maggie’s Center

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Sitting near the southern boundary of Foresterhill at the edge of the Westburn field, Snohetta’s plans for Maggie’s Cancer Care Center at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is envisioned as a pavilion within the parkland. The facilities will be mainly on the ground floor with a mezzanine area for office functions.

The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation (EMF) and Maggie’s are raising £3m in an attempt to bring a Maggie’s Center to Foresterhill Hospital in Aberdeen to provide for the families of Grampian. Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest caner treatment center but is the only clinical center in Scotland not supported by Maggie’s.

The Oslo-based architects join a group of high-profile architects who have designed centers for the charity, including Rem Koolhaas and Richard Rogers. Each center strives to provide an ideal environment for people fighting cancer.

Lauren Lee, chief executive of Maggie’s, said: “The design for Maggie’s Aberdeen is really striking and encapsulates the Maggie’s brief in providing a space that is homely and full of warmth, whilst sparking curiosity and imagination from its visitors.”

Reference: BD, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Snøhetta submits plans for Aberdeen Maggie’s Center" 20 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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