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Crematorium Heimolen

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Claus en Kaan Architecten
 
location Sint-Niklaas
function cemetery, crematorium
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The design task includes adding a reception building and a crematorium at the existing location of the cemetery. For both practical and environmental reasons, the locations for the ceremony and the actual cremation at the cemetery are separated from on another as far as possible whilst maintaining a notion of the relationship between them. A programme will, however, normally incorporate a ceremony of two parts. This will include a reception, mourning and processing, all of which are focussed on the living and the earth, and the cremation itself which will lead even the most atheistic of us to cast a glance heavenwards. The buildings are therefore to be seen as a reflection of one another in horizontal terms, a roof under which reception functions can be housed and a location for the cremation building. This contrasting relationship will be further developed in the materials used and details. (Description as published on architect's website)

 

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Crematorium Heimolen
Address
Waasmunsterse steenweg 13
Belgium
http://www.westlede.com/sint_niklaas/
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,-
Architect, Interior architectClaus en Kaan Architecten
Client Intercommunale Westlede
 
Project ID 9786
Latitude/Longitude 51°08'01N 04°08'23E
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