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Frank Gehry Architects : Scottish Cancer Care Centre

Maggie’s Centre Dundee, Fife, Scotland, UK

Location: central Dundee, Tayside, eastern Scotland

Date built: 2003

Architects: Frank Gehry & James F Stephen Architects

New garden at the Maggie’s Centre in Dundee

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The landscape designer is Arabella Lennox-Boyd

The statue is by Antony Gormley

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Photographs © Keith Hunter Photography

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image © Maggie’s Centres

Photos © Adrian Welch:

West Approach; Close-ups around tower
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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
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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.

Photos of Dundee Maggies Centre, Dec 2003 © Adrian Welch

Details of South facade (no larger image for 4th picture along)
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Balcony to south; views from the balcony back to centre
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Tower shadow; East facade details
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Views of North (& west) facades rotating from north-east to north-west
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Departure (or Arrival)
Cancer Care

Maggies Dundee – Archive

Cancer Care Centre ‘shawl’ begins to emerge early 2003…

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signature architecture of shiny surfaces on ‘vernacular’ base

Dundee Maggie’s Centre (also known as Maggies Cancer Care Respite Centre) opened 25 Sep 2003

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A further 10 Cancer Care centres are in development throughout the UK, see

Frank Gehry, Architect:

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Mary Wells, Centre Head, Maggie’s Centre, Tom McDonald Avenue, Dundee.
01382 632999
[email protected]

Valerie Busher, Regional Fundraising Co-ordinator Maggie’s Centre Tom McDonald Avenue Dundee.
01382 496384
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Frank Gehry + early site photos from 2003

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Perfectly Frank was screened on STV & Grampian on 29 Sep 2003

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

Maggies Centres Buildings

Maggies Centre in Tayside

Zaha Hadid Kirkcaldy : Fife, Scotland

Frank Gehry – Scotland
Dundee Maggies Centre Articles:

Ruaridh Nicoll 14 Sep 2003,11710,1041850,00.html
Hugh Pearman
Jonathan Glancey 23 Sep 2003,3605,1047636,00.html
Vicky Allan 21 Sep 2003
Karen Kiser 22 Sep 2003
Greg Gordon 27 Jul 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
smaller scale.

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

Maggies Dundee

Donate to Maggies Dundee: 01382 496384

Maggies Dundee award : Best Building in Scotland shortlisted in 2004

Ninewells Hospital Expansion
Wylie Shanks Architects appointed as lead consultant and architect for the £3m building extension of the Radiotherapy Department at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee

Scottish Parliament, Old Town, Edinburgh

Frank Gehry Architects – Gehry Partners LLP, Santa Monica, USA

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Website: Maggie’s Centres