设计单位 Heatherwick Studio
Heatherwick Studio's centre for Maggie's, the charity that provides free practical and emotional support for people with cancer. The 462sq metre centre, located within the campus of St. James's University Hospital in Leeds, is the charity's 26th centre in the UK and the first completed healthcare project designed by the studio.
Maggie's Leeds is designed as a group of three large-scale planters, built on a sloped site, that each enclose a counselling room.
These surround the 'heart' of the centre - the kitchen - as well as more social spaces for group activities including a library and exercise room.
Drawing upon the philosophy of Maggie's and the belief that great design can help people feel better, Maggie's Leeds uses several 'healthy' materials and energy-saving techniques.
The building's structure is built from a prefabricated and sustainably-sourced spruce timber system. Porous materials such as lime plaster help to maintain the internal humidity of the naturally-ventilated building, which has been achieved through careful consideration of the building's form and orientation.
The interior of the centre explores everything that is often missed in healing environments: natural and tactile materials, soft lighting, and a variety of spaces designed to encourage social opportunities as well as quiet contemplation.
Window sills and shelves are intended for visitors to fill with their own objects to create a sense of home. The studio has also designed two tables, inspired by the building's timber fins and built from cork and engineered beech timber, which reside in the heart of the centre.
The rooftop garden, designed by award-winning landscape designers Balston Agius, is inspired by Yorkshire woodlands and features native English species of plants, alongside areas of evergreen to provide warmth in the winter months. Inspired by Maggie Keswick Jencks' love of gardening, visitors are encouraged to participate in the care of the 23,000 bulbs and 17,000 plants on site.
Mat Cash, Group Leader at Heatherwick Studio, said: “As one of the last remaining green sites within the hospital's campus, we wanted to provide an open, welcoming centre which felt encompassed by lots of nature, something we felt was extremely important in a healthcare environment because of its restorative effects. By utilising the sloping contours of the site, the centre also offers visitors a visual connection beyond the immediate hospital campus with inspiring views of the Yorkshire Dales and beyond."
The centre is currently open for people with cancer and their families and friends to visit.
Project Name : Maggie's Leeds
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Official completion date: June 2020
Design Director: Thomas Heatherwick
Group Leader: Mat Cash
Project Leader: Neil Hubbard, Rebeca Ramos, Angel Tenorio
Peter Ayres, Alyaa Azhar, Mark Bagguely, Einar Blixhavn, Charlotte Bovis, Erich Breuer, Mark Burrows, Darragh Casey, Francesco Cavaliere, Michael Chomette, Ben Dudek, Antoine van Erp, Alex Flood, Matthew Gilbert, Andrew Green, Hayley Henry, James Hepper, Etain Ho, Kong Hoang, Catherine Jones, Peter King, Nilufer Kocabas, Gergely Kovacs, Hyein Lee, Nick Ling, Freddie Lomas, John Minford, Sayaka Namba, Charmaine Ng, Juan Oyarbide, Monika Patel, Hannah Parker, Tayra Pinto, Luke Plumbley, Gabriel Piovanetti, Ivan Ucros Polley, Enrique Pujana, Manuel Ramos, Silvia Rueda, Deyan Saev, Luis Samanez, Gabriel Sanchiz, Ahira Sanjeet, Wendy Smith, Skye Sun, Cliff Tan, Ruth Vatcher, Brandon Whitwell-Mak, Meera Yadave, Aysha Zahid, Artur Zakrzewski, Pablo Zamorano, Chen Zhan
Construction Manager: Sir Robert McAlpine
Structural Engineer: AKT II
Landscape Architect: Balston Agius
MEP Consultant: Max Fordham Consulting
Lighting Designers: Light Bureau
Cost Consultant: Robert Lombardelli Partnership
Timber Structure Manufacturer: Blumer-Lehmann AG
CDM Coordinator: CDM Scotland
Fire Consultant: Olsson Fire & Risk
Approved Building Inspector: Butler & Young
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