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Zaha Hadid Architects : Architecture
Maggies Centre, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, UK
Maggies Centre Fife
Maggie’s Fife, Kirkcaldy : Scottish Design Awards 2007 – Public Building Shortlist
Maggies Centre Fife – photos + article re this Kirkcaldy building
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Images of this Zaha Hadid building on site, taken 29 Jan 2006
Zaha Hadid – Background
Zaha was born in Baghdad, Iraq, 1950
Zaha Hadid Architects established in London, 1979
Zaha Hadid Scotland : Maggie’s Fife
First permanent building by Zaha Hadid in the UK with landscape by Gross.Max.
Zaha Hadid Architects
Schematic Design Stage:
The Maggie’s Centre Fife is to be situated in the grounds of Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. The architectural brief is to provide a centre for people with cancer, which is at once domestic in scale but unique in execution. This document outlines the project description for this project as part of the planning permission submission.
Maggie’s Fife – Building Context
The proposed site is a unique situation within the hospital grounds. The specific site of the Maggie’s centre is in the northeastern section of a hollow to the southeast of the main entrance.
Maggie’s Fife – Volume & Landscape
Externally the submitted design is a play between the form a folding surface and a connecting ground slab. The folding surface articulates a directional emphasis of moving the visitor into a different space from the rest of the hospital grounds. This folded surface is articulated by cladding the visible roof and two opposing walls with the same material, a sheet cladding of corten steel. Making the remaining elevations a mix of translucent and clear glass reinforces the directional nature of this form.
The metal cladding is expressed clearly at the eaves to accentuate the continuity of the cladding from wall to roof. The large overhangs of the roof are used to extend the building into the landscape on both sides. So on the north side it extends to illustrate the entrance doors. On the south side it provides solar shading to the glass elevation and partially cover the terrace.
Maggie’s Centre Fife sits on a concrete plinth slab, which connects it to the surrounding areas and landscaped areas. On the north side, the slab outlines the car parking before rising to the same level as the public entrance to Maggie’s Fife. The strong directional language and material contrasts of the slab to the tarmac should mark out clearly the entrance for the new visitor. Lighting will be incorporated to illustrate this at night. The area between the parking and existing trees will be landscaped with new trees planted to extend the area to the parking.
Maggie’s Fife – Program
Internally the arrangement of rooms is centered on an open plan kitchen. The cellular spaces are located to the north and east elevations. The offices are located on the north elevation with a direct view to the car park and the entrance. The rooms to the east need a more private nature and are as such seen externally as a semi opaque façade.
Maggie’s Fife – Catalyst Legacy
It is hoped that the centre is a catalyst for the future development of the hollow as a potential leisure area such as a sculptural park. As such its connection to the lowest level of the hollow may be the added at a later stage from the terrace area.
Maggie’s Centre Fife – text : JH / Zaha Hadid Architects 15 Aug 2002
Zaha Hadid Architects Studio 9, 10 Bowling Green Lane London
Hardcover 448 pages (November 2004) Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd ISBN: 0500342008
Synopsis of Zaha Hadid: The Complete Works
Zaha Hadid is the most famous woman architect in the world, and the first to win the Pritzker Prize. Having achieved international recognition through her striking images and design, the Iraqi-born, London-based architect is now of the profession’s most sought-after figures. Her buildings are now appearing across the globe, from Europe to the United States, in China and Japan. Zaha Hadid’s moment has arrived.
Zaha Hadid: Complete Works is one of the most exciting and complex architectural monographs ever published. This brilliantly conceived and designed publication comprises four volumes of differing sizes that offer multiple perspectives on more than a hundred projects and over twenty years at the vanguard of architecture. Major and Recent Projects is a large-scale presentation of Hadid’s recently built work and famed paintings, while the thematically organized Projects Documentation identifies the strands of her work through detailed descriptions and illustrations. Models and Sketches is a selection of the architect’s groundbreaking explorations in perspective, many taken from her private sketchbooks, and previously unpublished. Essays and References features essays by international critics, an appreciation by maverick Peter Cook and an exhaustive reference section, including a bibliography and project data.
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Maggies Centre: image from Zaha Hadid Architects 140104
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