Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A) has developed Maggie's Southampton in Southampton, United Kingdom.
This project was built to support Southampton General Hospital's oncology unit, while creating a space that is uplifting, comforting, and changes the way people interact on-site.
When planning the work, AL_A imagined a garden, "a piece of the New Forest transported into a sea of car parks, a sanctuary from the hospital’s concrete landscape."
Four structural ceramic walls radiate from the centre of the site in a pinwheel plan, defining spaces with varying levels of privacy and character, creating a sense of fellowship and emphasising connections with the nature in which the centre is immersed.
In addition, there are panoramic views and natural light in all directions.
Studio: Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A)
Project: Maggie's Southampton
Credits: Sir Robert McAlpine, Ceràmica Cumella, Inox Color, Sky-Frame, Schüco, Gillespie, Kvadrat, IKO Polymer, Eco Green Roofs and Gravity Solutions