Tag "Zaha Hadid"

Maggie's Centres: the best of places, the worst of times…

‘Who is Maggie?’ is a question asked by many visitors to Maggie’s Centres.  The leading cancer care centres started in Scotland following one woman’s experience of her own diagnosis of cancer.  In 1993, the experience of trying to find a temporary, poorly signposted clinic added to the deep distress Maggie Keswick Jencks’ felt on being told her that breast cancer had spread. Immediately after receiving the news that she had

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Glasgow's Riverside Museum

Tomorrow, Tuesday 21st of June sees the opening of the Riverside Museum, Glasgow’s newest visitor attraction, home to the transport, engineering and shipbuilding legacy that made the city. The striking building is designed by Zaha Hadid, the only female architect to win the Pritzker Architectural Prize.  The £74 million museum is Hadid’s first major public commission to open in the UK.  It houses more than 3,000 exhibits, in over 150

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