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Maggie’s Centre, Charing Cross Hospital, London, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

A sanctuary for cancer patients, the two-storey building was commissioned by Charles Jencks, husband of charity founder Maggie Jencks.

Judges’ comments ‘[The practice] has produced a timeless work of architecture that not only distills the intentions of the brief, but expresses in built form compassion, sensitivity and a deep sense of our common humanity.’

Client Maggie’s

Project value £2.1 million

Completion date April 2008

Size 370m2

Odds 4/1

The shortlist in full - click on each for full descriptions, citations and more images

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London’s Old Billingsgate Market on 17 October and will again be televsied by Channel 4.

Click here for Kieran Long’s opinion on the shortlist, and his proposed alternative

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