About the building
Zaha Hadid, Pritzker Prize-winning architect designed the centre. The centre is Zaha Hadid’s first built work in the UK. Her design is a response to a brief set by Maggie’s to create a relaxed atmosphere where people can access additional support outside of the more clinical hospital environment.
Maggie's Fife, which was designed by the award-winning architect Zaha Hadid, is situated in the grounds of the Victoria Hospital in Fife.
The building work started in November 2005 and finished in October 2006.
Dr John Wilson, Consultant Physician, Fife Acute Hospital
"A casual observer might think, from the outside, that Maggie’s Fife was a bit dark and slightly forbidding but from the inside it is almost the opposite. It’s light, it's curved and has got an outlook with lots of natural light coming in. In my more fanciful moments, I’ve thought that might be a metaphor. Cancer when it looms in your life looks pretty black and forbidding but it looks different from the inside. The building in a sense has a parallel with the cancer journey."
Maggie's Centres can be found in the following locations:
- South West Wales
- Hong Kong