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Crematorium Heimolen

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KAAN Architecten
location Sint-Niklaas
function cemetery, crematorium
contributed by HJI

The ensemble for the crematorium in Sint-Niklaas has been divided into two buildings: a ceremonial and a technical one (the crematorium proper). The two buildings have the same footprint area but are showing two different programs with inverted design solutions. The technical building is a volume on a clean platform, the reception building is a roof wrapping and embedding public functions. Emptiness, space and clarity predominate in the ceremonial building. A large window offers a contemplative view of the cemetery and landscape, the floor-to-ceiling doors give the room a dramatic quality, and the perforation of the ceiling with round lights reinforces the solemn atmosphere. The use of natural stone and wood enables concentration and ease of thoughts. The actual crematorium building owes its character to the fa├žade composed of concrete cassette tiles, with a sprawl of sun light dots that show it as a beauty box without giving away its content.

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Crematorium Heimolen
Waasmunsterse Steenweg 13
Project is public!
Opening hours Unknown
How to get there? Coming from Gent: Follow highway E17 towards Antwerp and take exit 14, richting Hamme. Follow the signs "Begraafplaats" & "Waasmunster" Coming from Bruxelles: A12 - exit 7 N16 richting Sint-Niklaas Dendermonde Puurs N16 - exit 14 Dendermonde Hulst Follow the signs "Begraafplaats" & "Waasmunster" By bus: line 81 Antwerpen L.O. - Beveren - Westakkers
Completion 2008
Floor area/size 3187 m2
Cost € 5500000,-
ArchitectKAAN Architecten
Client Intercommunale Westlede
Project ID 9786
Latitude/Longitude 51°08'01N 04°08'23E
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