Maggies Leeds Centre provides a calming refuge for cancer patients

June 25, 2020 by  
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U.K. charity Maggie’s has expanded its free cancer support system with the completion of Maggie’s Leeds Centre, a gorgeous, nature-inspired respite open for people who have cancer and their families and friends. Designed by Heatherwick Studio , Maggie’s Leeds Centre follows biophilic design principles with its natural materials palette and incorporation of lush greenery around, on top of and inside the building. The 462-square-meter center is the charity’s 26th center completed in the U.K. and is located within the campus of St. James’ University Hospital in Leeds. Set on a lushly planted sloped site, Maggie’s Leeds Centre was conceptualized as a trio of oversized planters with lush green roofs with native plantings — landscape designers Balston Agius designed and modeled the roofs after Yorkshire woodlands — and rounded edges with timber fins. Each planter-like pavilion houses a counseling room; the pavilions surround a centrally located kitchen — the “heart” of the center — as well as additional social spaces for group activities, including a library and exercise room. Related: Beautiful light-filled Maggie’s Cancer Center opens up to nature in Manchester “Our aim was to build a home for people affected by cancer that would be soulful and welcoming, unlike other typical clinical environments,” Thomas Heatherwick explained. “By only using natural, sustainable materials and immersing the building in thousands of plants, there was a chance for us to make an extraordinary environment capable of inspiring visitors with hope and perseverance during their difficult health journeys.” In addition to the lush landscape — visitors are encouraged to help take care of the 23,000 bulbs and 17,000 plants — Maggie’s Leeds Centre brings the outdoors in with large windows, indoor plants and an emphasis on natural and “healthy” materials. The building structure was built from a prefabricated and sustainably sourced spruce timber system, while lime plaster helps naturally regulate internal humidity. The building has also been carefully oriented to take advantage of natural ventilation. The center is currently open and follows recommended social distancing and cleaning measures. + Heatherwick Studio Photography by Hufton+Crow via Heatherwick Studio

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How actor Michelle Pfeiffer championed the world’s first circular fragrance line

December 2, 2019 by  
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The first C2C- and EWG-certified fragrances were made with a unique startup-nonprofit-corporate collaboration. Here’s what that means for the cosmetics industry at large.

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The circular economy can be a holistic approach to addressing climate change

December 2, 2019 by  
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From fashion to household goods, industry leaders are using their tools and resources to eliminate the concept of waste.

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IKEA to invest $220 million into becoming ‘climate positive’

December 2, 2019 by  
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The investment will be focused on two areas — green energy and reforestation.

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Customers expect sustainable options. How are you delivering?

December 2, 2019 by  
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Sponsored: How goods are packaged is driving consumer purchasing decisions.

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The state of Tennessee’s circular economy

May 9, 2018 by  
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The Volunteer State is missing economic and policy opportunities to recover and reuse materials for the domestic commodity market.

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Is additive manufacturing good for life?

April 12, 2018 by  
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3D printing has great potential for sustainability. For human health, not so much — yet.

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Is additive manufacturing good for life?

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3D printing has great potential for sustainability. For human health, not so much — yet.

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A peek inside Google’s healthy materials program

July 4, 2012 by  
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How the tech giant methodically adheres to stringent building product selection criteria for all of its North American projects.

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