Koolhaas To Design For Maggie’s Charity

8 January 2008 (Last Updated January 8th, 2008 11:33)

Rem Koolhaas has joined the list of famous architects to help Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres after agreeing to design the charity's latest hospice in Glasgow, Scotland. According to a report by The Scotsman, Koolhaas, who heads the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, will follo

Rem Koolhaas has joined the list of famous architects to help Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres after agreeing to design the charity's latest hospice in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to a report by The Scotsman, Koolhaas, who heads the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, will follow in the steps of Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid when he designs the centre.

Koolhaas will carry on a legacy started following the death of Maggie Keswick Jencks in 1995.

Keswick Jencks, who died of cancer, was the wife of architectural theorist Charles Jencks and believed that buildings have the ability to uplift people.

Maggie's Centres put this belief into action, with leading architects designing the network of day-care centres throughout the UK.

By Penny Jones