Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building, Manchester

Repeats with a reassuring rhythm and defined delicacy

Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners.
Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners. Credit: Nigel Young

Foster + Partners for Maggie’s

Contract value: Confidential

GIA: 500m²

Although located in the grounds of The Christie Hospital, this Robert Parfett building, setting and landscape draw you in and make you welcome. With its brilliant constructional system it is both practical and straightforward, a refuge and a joy. 

 A support centre for people in life-changing circumstances, the layout is clear, direct and accommodates well-proportioned shared and private spaces that can all be observed from the upper office level from which the team organise and run the building.

  • Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners.
    Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners. Credit: Nigel Young
  • Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners.
    Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners. Credit: Nigel Young
  • Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners.
    Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners. Credit: Nigel Young
  • Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners.
    Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners. Credit: Nigel Young
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A precisely engineered timber structure – planed to perfection – repeats with a reassuring rhythm and defined delicacy. The light is everywhere; calm, delightful,  just right. 

The building not only satisfies every aspect of its brief for staff and users, it utterly engages the senses, generating an extraordinary work of architecture.


Regional Project Architect of the Year  Diego Teixeira (was Foster+Partners)

Regional Building of the Year


See the other winners of the RIBA Regional Awards 2017 - North West

 

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