Project
Maggie’s Centre London

Location
London, United Kingdom

Completed
2008

Architect
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Landscape Architect
Dan Pearson Studio

Photographer
James Newton

Awards

Civic Trust Award, 2010
Type
Healthcare

Discipline
Architecture + Environment




The 2009 Stirling Prize winning Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre is located in London’s Charing Cross Hospital. Maggie’s Centres offer information, counselling and support for cancer sufferers, and are particularly special to us given the role of the charity and the support they provide.

We designed the interior and exterior lighting for Maggie's London, collaborating with architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

The aim of the low budget lighting scheme was simplicity and ease of maintenance and to create a comfortable, domestic-style ambience. A lot of the work is carried out by volunteers so complicated controls were avoided.

Louis Poulsen fittings were used throughout for their style, quality and performance. We balanced lighting and task lighting carefully, an approach comparable to a residential design project.

Additional linear up/downlighting is used in the first-floor administration areas, providing both task lighting and a glow to the elegant floating roof. The building is very sustainable with extensive use of natural daylight and low energy sources.

In tune with the simplicity of the scheme, and to keep both capital and operational costs low, the exterior lighting is also minimal. An important factor, however, was to make the approach to the building warm and welcoming after dark.

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