A design competition for a new Maggie’s Centre
An inspiring project for schools
The Maggie's Centres design competition for Standard Grade and Higher pupils challenges students to design a new Maggie's Cancer Centre. This competition provides an opportunity to develop research and presentation skills, to introduce architecture in the classroom and to inspire pupils who have an interest in design.
To help carryout the competition in your classroom there is a design competition brief, a resource pack, a sample press release and some additional literature from Maggie's Centres to give background on the uniqueness of the buildings and charity.
All competition entries are due 1 March 2014 and Kirsty Wark and architect Richard Murphy will judge the competition entries. The winner will be awarded a week long work experience at Richard Murphy’s architecture practice.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Lamont at Kathryn.Lamont@maggiescentres.org or 075572 65462.
Larbert High School visits Maggie's
Larbert High School pupils visited Maggie's Glasgow Gatehouse to learn more about our Centres. These S4 and S5 students are entering the design competition as part of an Added Value Unit for the New Graphic Communication Higher.
Resources to help you get started
Get the design competition brief to start designing your Centre.
Download the resource pack with all the information you need to know about the design competition.
Read the brief that each of our architects receive to design a Maggie's Centre.
Hear from her own words Maggie Keswick Jencks' experience with cancer in A View From the Front Line.
Let your local press know about the competition and the students' designs.
Look at the designs of the different Maggie's Centres to get a sense of how they are unique but also represent a family of buildings.