Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has won the coveted 2009 RIBA Stirling Prize with their Maggie's Centre in west London.
The centre is the first of its type in England and offers support for all people affected by cancer. Designed as a 'non-institutional centre', it has been designed with the kitchen at its heart, in an ‘open house’ format with spaces for privacy when required. The design has created its own immediate external environment in the context of noisy and busy Fulham Palace Road.
London's healthcare buildings were well represented in the Stirling Prize shortlist, with AHMM's Kentish Town Health Centre also in the shortlist of six schemes. Next month, NLA will be examining the procurement and design of London's healthcare buildings and asking what we can learn from such inspirational schemes.