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Maggie’s Centre Kirkcaldy, Fife – Architecture in East Scotland, UK

26 Jul 2006

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Zaha Hadid Maggie’s Centre photos © Adrian Welch 26th of July 2006

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Maggie’s Centre building shell is virtually complete in Kirkcaldy: Zaha Hadid building

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The building makes particular use of natural light. Quirky triangular windows draw the attention of visitors, and their spirits, upwards, while glass wall overlooks a wild ravine full of plant and animal life, according to Maggie’s Centres.

The Centre embodies a striking contrast between exterior and interior. The outside of the building, with its sweeping black roof sparkling like asphalt, gives way to a remarkable sense of space and light once you enter, just as a piece of black coal contains within it a source of warmth and comfort. This contrast surprises many first time visitors, and is so fitting in an old mining community such as Fife.

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Zaha Hadid building in Kirkcaldy – background

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Maggie’s Fife
Address: Victoria Hospital, Hayfield Rd, Kirkcaldy KY2 5AH
Phone: 01592 647997

Maggie’s Fife was Zaha’s first permanent structure in the UK when it opened in 2006. It was the architect’s intention that the Centre sit in direct and deliberate contrast to the architecture of the Kircaldy Hospital.

“Once you step into the building you enter a completely different world. It is a kind of domestic space, it’s relaxing. Hospitals should have intimate spaces, places where patients can have a little time for themselves, to retreat into… It’s about how space can make you feel good”, stated this Fife healthcare building’s architect – Dame Zaha Hadid


Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.

Maggie’s Centres are built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals. These intriguing pieces of architecture are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.

Scottish Architecture:

Scottish Parliament – innovative but controversial contemporary architecture in the heart of the capital, design by a joint venture of EMBT and RMJM Architects.

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh – bold contemporary building on the Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town.

Maggies Dundee by Frank Gehry architect of Los Angeles, Caliofrnia, USA

Glasgow Transport Museum
Scottish Architecture
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Second Scottish Zaha Hadid building : Glasgow Transport Museum Building

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