Maggie’s Nottingham by CZWG and Paul Smith
photographed by Michael Whelan

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Architect Piers Gough of CZWG and fashion designer Paul Smith discuss their designs for the latest Maggie’s Centre for cancer care in Nottingham, UK, in this movie by filmmakers Living Projects.

Here are some more shots of the recently opened Maggie’s Centre for cancer care in Nottingham, England, this time by photographer Michael Whelan.

Maggie’s Nottingham by CZWG and Paul Smith photographed by Michael Whelan

British architect Piers Gough of CZWG designed the centre, while fashion designer Paul Smith was responsible for the interior.

Maggie’s Nottingham by CZWG and Paul Smith photographed by Michael Whelan

The building's walls comprise four interlocking ovals, elevated above the ground and clad in green glazed tiles.

Maggie’s Nottingham by CZWG and Paul Smith photographed by Michael Whelan

Maggie's Nottingham opened to the public on Wednesday and anyone affected by cancer is invited to pop in for a cup of tea and a chat.

Maggie’s Nottingham by CZWG and Paul Smith photographed by Michael Whelan

Read more about the centre in our earlier story.

Maggie’s Nottingham by CZWG and Paul Smith photographed by Michael Whelan

This is the second of three centres opening in the UK this year, following one recently completed in Glasgow by OMA.

Maggie’s Nottingham by CZWG and Paul Smith photographed by Michael Whelan

See more stories about Maggie's Centres here.

Maggie’s Nottingham by CZWG and Paul Smith photographed by Michael Whelan

See also: more stories about Paul Smith, including a podcast interview filmed last year.

Maggie’s Nottingham by CZWG and Paul Smith photographed by Michael Whelan

  • Jiel

    Oh dear, that really is ugly. It's like someone wound back the clock 20 years, went to the most provincial architecture school, found the most offensive project, and then built it. And to top it off, it looks like they sourced the furniture from an old people's home.

  • JMT

    Ehh. Pretty sloppy detail connection in that first photo.

  • wpgmb

    Guaranteed that thing leaks like a sieve. Just sayin'.

  • Zaedrus

    The first image is very suggestive of lady parts.

  • nicey

    i dunno. is it ironic? or post ironic, or faux ironic po mo?
    makes a pig ark look like a palace.

  • fish fingers

    interesting form.. reminds me that famous line in Scarface

  • JuiceMajor

    Wow…what a great disappointment. I think the interior look far better than the architecture.

    Most ugly Maggie Centre of all the series!

  • Gess

    That is so ugly.