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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

  • Passivhaus goes to school
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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

  • Samuel Lindow Building
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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