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  • Architects: Kisho Kurakawa, Garbers & James; Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine; Precast concrete: supplier Thorp Precast; Structural engineer: Arup; Landscape architect: Terra Firma
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    Kisho Kurokawa's Maggie's Centre

    2012-07-18T01:00:00Z

    Before he died in 2007, the legendary Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa sketched out a swirling, ‘dragon-tailed’ cancer care centre in Swansea. Now the UK’s 13th Maggie’s Centre has been completed in titanium-studded concrete by Garbers James

  • The exterior is set inset with hundreds of triangular titanium plates
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    Solving the panel puzzle

    2012-07-17T01:00:00Z

    The Maggie’s Centre certainly provided a stern test of the capabilities of precast concrete supplier Thorp Precast. The job involved creating 56 precast panels, and although many of these were similar, very few were identical.

  • Other architects have made extensive use of concrete in their Maggie's designs, including Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners, Rem Koolhaas and Snohetta
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    The ‘cosmic whirlpool’ and other Maggie’s Centres

    2012-07-17T01:00:00Z

    When writer and garden designer Maggie Keswick Jencks was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, together with her husband, the architectural writer Charles Jencks, she set about her creating a charity project to provide cancer sufferers with expert support within a more sympathetic built environment.

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    Movers and makers

    2010-11-11T15:48:00Z

    Alumasc has published a new technical manual providing full details of its aluminium rainwater systems. The guide sets out product selection tables, technical data and NBS specification advice as well as installation guidance for the Heritage, Aqualine and GX gutter ranges and the Heritage, Flushjoint and Guardian downpipe systems. Concrete, ...

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    Radiant heating panels

    2010-10-01T00:00:00Z

    HCP, the specialist heating division of SAS International, has launched a radiant heating service raft

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    Passivhaus goes to school

    2010-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Hadlow college in Kent is the first educational building in Britain to meet the stringent demands of the German low-energy standard

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    Render for timber frames

    2010-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Reinforced render finish systems from Weber have been used on a number of new-build and refurbished schools for Aberdeen council

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    Slate flooring

    2010-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Kirkstone, specialists in Cumbrian slate and imported architectural stone, has supplied natural silver-green slate flooring on an extension and renovation project on the Samuel Lindow Building at the University of Central Lancashire’s Cumbrian campus

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    Shower controls

    2010-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Rada has launched the V10 sequential shower control, which is suitable for light commercial or semi-residential applications such as university accommodation

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    Cladding panels

    2010-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Steni cladding panels have been used to give a new lease of life to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Falmouth, Cornwall

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    Fibre cement

    2010-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Natura Pro fibre cement cladding from Marley Eternit has been used on the £23m Sir Thomas Wharton Community College in Doncaster

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    Ground to air heat exchanger

    2010-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Rehau’s Awadukt Thermo ground-air heat exchanger has been specified for the Carclaze Community primary school in St Austell, Cornwall

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    Movers and makers - 01 October 2010

    2010-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Latest news from the world of construction product manufacture

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    Domestic heat pumps: So you think this will do the job, then?

    2010-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Given that the government seems bent on promoting heat pump technology to help it meet its carbon reduction targets, it’s odd that evidence for its effectiveness has been so thin on the ground. Now at last a study reveals the truth…

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    Movers and makers

    2010-09-03T00:00:00Z

    03 September 2010

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    Fire-rated doorsets

    2010-09-03T00:00:00Z

    The £20m North Glasgow College campus includes more than 400 doorsets from Leaderflush Shapland’s Extended Performance and Designer ranges

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    Fire-resistant doors

    2010-09-03T00:00:00Z

    Wrightstyle has launched a range of unlatched, fully-glazed interior and exterior fire-resistant doors

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    Door operators

    2010-09-03T00:00:00Z

    Dorma UK has launched the ED100 low-energy swing door operator which is suitable for situations where users may be hampered, for example people carrying shopping or using push chairs

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    Composite windows

    2010-09-03T00:00:00Z

    Window manufacturer Idealcombi has launched the Futura+ range of composite doors and windows which feature a polyurethane core to enhance thermal efficiency and help designers meet the new Part L of the Building Regulations.

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    Empire State Building window refurb: The empire strikes back

    2010-09-03T00:00:00Z

    Manhattan’s Empire State Building is leaking air and carbon by the tonne. But a project to reduce heat loss and solar gain from its 6,514 windows has raised its green credentials - and drastically lowered its energy bill