This new Maggies Centre is on the old Airdrie House estate, which was enclosed by a belt of lime trees, some of which still survive. A new surrounding wall of hand- made Danish brick recaptures this sense of paradise literally walled enclosure offering a degree of separation from nearby hospital grounds. It conceals a modest, low building that gathers a sequence of domestic-scaled spaces.
Visitors enter a quiet arrival court, defined by the low brick walls and two lime trees. At once, a sense of dignity and calm is encountered. A linear rill, a spring, animates the space with the sound of running water. External courts catch sunlight, creating sheltered sitooteries.
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