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Five buildings to watch out for in 2020

Architects Journal includes Maggie’s Leeds in its Five buildings to watch out for in 2020

Maggie’s Yorkshire by Heatherwick Studio

This centre (pictured top), providing support for people affected by cancer, is sited within the campus of St James’s University Hospital in Leeds. Designed to be a welcoming place, offering visitors respite from the clinical environment of the hospital, it includes a library, counselling rooms and informal seating areas. As the site was one of the few green spaces left on the campus, the centre’s design is intended to preserve and accentuate a sense of this by incorporating elements of garden into its structure. Elevating planted surfaces to cover roofs and frame its entrance, its form is conceived as a group of large-scale planters of varying sizes, with more than 10,000 plants and 19 different species growing over it.  The base of each planter is designed to create distinct, enclosed places for visitors to hold private conversations in or spend time alone, with more open, linking spaces encouraging group conversations and activities.

Start on site 2018
Expected completion Spring 2020
Gross internal floor area 462m²
Site area 1,136m²
Architect/designer Heatherwick Studio
Client Maggie’s Centres
Structural engineer AKT II
Sustainability consultant Max Fordham
Lighting consultant Light Bureau
Quantity surveyor Robert Lombardelli Partnership
Landscape architect Balston Agius 

Read the full article here: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/five-buildings-to-watch-out-for-in-2020/10045802.article

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