MAGGIE’S CULTURE CRAWL 2014

A very special event is coming in London: MAGGIE’S CULTURE CRAWL 2014

 

A magical night around London with exclusive access to some of London’s top buildings as you raise money for Maggie’s to support people with cancer.

Architects have the ability to design spaces for improve life and making people happier. The most well-known architects have made their donation designing Maggie’s Centres for charity, helping people who have been affected by the disease, and now could be your turn.

How can you get involve? If you are in London don’t hesitate to join the walk or participate as a volunteer, and if you aren’t here you can help Maggie’s making a donation (even 5 pounds can make a difference!) on our fundraising page: http://www.justgiving.com/freshforsale

The Maggie’s Culture Crawl (15 MILES) is taking place on Friday 19th of September.

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THE ROUTE

START: Victoria Embankment Gardens

This public park is part of the chain of open spaces along Victoria Embankment, designed by Sir Joseph Bazelgette and opened in 1865.

– 1st Stop: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office

A Grade I listed Victorian building designed by the architect George Gilbert Scott and English sculptors Henry Hugh Armstead and John Birnie Philip produced a number of allegorical figures (‘Art’, ‘Law’, ‘Commerce’, etc) for the exterior.

2nd Stop: Serpentine Sackler Gallery 

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The gallery gives new life to a former 1805 gunpowder store and is located five minutes walk from the Serpentine Gallery on the north side of the Serpentine Bridge. The Serpentine’s second space in Kensington Gardens is a new cultural destination in the heart of London.

– 3rd Stop: Maggie’s West London

Our favourite. The Centre was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and was inspired by Richard Rogers’ concept of a heart nestled in the protective wrap of a building’s four walls.

– 4th Stop: Fulham Palace

The palace dates back to 700 and was for centuries one of the country residences of the Bishop of London and in the later twentieth century became his only home. The building is a mixture of styles and periods, and what survives is a Tudor manor house with Georgian additions and a Victorian chapel. (Finish line for walkers doing the 7 mile walk.)

– 5th Stop: Foster + Partners Studio

Foster + Partners’ studio occupying the lower two levels and apartments located on the upper floors. They share spectacular views of the river Thames and the beautiful Albert Bridge.

– 6th Stop: Chelsea Physic Garden

This walled Garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. It became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world.

FINISH: The Royal Festival Hall

Is at the heart of the Southbank Centre complex. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues.

There is a registration fee of £40 and a fundraising pledge of £250.

+ INFO: https://culturecrawl.maggiescentres.org/

 It is a unique occasion to make an ARCHITECTURAL TOUR and of course to SUPPORT the cause!

And if you are interested in ARCHITECTURE for Maggie’s Centres you MUST SEE:

RICHARD ROGERS http://www.richardrogers.co.uk/work/buildings/maggie_s_centre/completed

REM KOOLHAAS http://www.oma.eu/projects/2008/maggie-s-centre-gartnavel

FRANK GHERY http://www.dezeen.com/2013/03/08/frank-gehry-maggies-centre-hong-kong-opens/

ZAHA HADID http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/maggies-centre-fife/

SNOHETTA http://snohetta.com/project/23-maggies-cancer-caring-centre

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