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Brief Published: 21 Nov 2011

Paul Smith & CZWG architects Design Recovery Centre


London-based architect Piers Gough of CZWG Architects has joined forces with British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith to create the latest ‘Maggie’s Centre’ in the UK: a care concept created specifically to provide emotional and practical support for cancer patients and their families.

Located inside the Nottingham City Hospital campus, amid forest-like surroundings, the space is a haven of tranquillity. The four external walls are formed from smoothly interlocking oval shapes, while the façade is clad in glossy green ceramic tiles.

Using all the styling trademarks that will be familiar to fans of his stores, Nottingham-born designer Smith has decked out the centre with colourful floral printed chairs, pastel blue and green walls and personal photos of his travels. The result is a space miles away from the traditional appearance of a medical institution.

The lobby entrance is accessed via a bridge, and communal balconies overlooking the gardens offer further spaces for reflection.


Maggie's Centre

Paul Smith