Frank Gehry was selected to design Dundee Maggies Centre by friend Charles Jencks and his former wife - Maggie Keswick-Jencks - who died of cancer and set about creating civilised buildings for people learning to cope with cancer. This is the third Maggies Centre in Scotland; more are underway.
South facade rotating from south-west
The most famous building by Frank Gehry is the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, described by Time Magazine as "The Building of the Century"; recently he has completed the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA. Frank (1929-) was born in Toronto, Canada and has become a naturalised American citizen.
Details of South facade (no larger image for 4th picture along)
Balcony to south; views from the balcony back to centre
Tower shadow; East facade details
Views of North (& west) facades rotating from north-east to north-west
Departure (or Arrival)
Maggies Dundee - Archive
Cancer Care Centre 'shawl' begins to emerge early 2003...
signature architecture of shiny surfaces on 'vernacular' base
Dundee Maggie’s Centre (also known as Maggies Cancer Care Respite Centre) opened 25 Sep 2003
Sorry, no larger images
A further 10 Cancer Care centres are in development throughout the UK, see www.maggiescentres.org.
Frank Gehry, Architect:
Mary Wells, Centre Head, Maggie's Centre, Tom McDonald Avenue, Dundee.
Valerie Busher, Regional Fundraising Co-ordinator Maggie's Centre Tom McDonald Avenue Dundee.
Other Scottish Project by Frank Gehry, Architect
Edinburgh Guggenheim: Frank Gehry project with Farningham McCreadie Partnership
International Symposium - Dundee 26 Sep 2003
'Breathing Space - towards an aesthetic for cancer care' Speakers were: Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Charles Jencks, Richard Murphy, David Page
Breathing Space Exhibition lasted from 27 Sep to 19 Oct 2003
Frank Owen Gehry gave the Edinburgh University Laureation Address on 6 Dec 2000
RIAS Award for Architecture for Scotland Sep 2004 PR:
Project: Maggie's Cancer Caring Respite Centre
Address: Tom McDonald Avenue, Ninewell's Hospital, Dundee
Architect: Gehry Partners LLP (design architect) with James F Stephen
Architects Interior Designers (associate architect)
Client: Maggie's Centre
Project cost: £1.3m
Completed: Sep 2003
The Maggie's Centre (the third to be built in Scotland) is a two-storey tower, comprising lobby, reception, office, library, lounge and private meeting rooms. The tower stands as a beacon to the public, identifying the centre as a place of respite to patients. As his first building in Britain, Frank Gehry encompasses his style of the Bilbao Guggenheim into a
The judges remarked on how much detail had been packed into such a small building. Clever design and build quality were much in evidence as was an
overall feeling of calm, enjoyment, contemplation and inspiration.
Scottish Architecture Stamps
Maggies Dundee was selected as one of six British buildings on the Royal Mail’s new collection of stamps celebrating contemporary UK architecture