Necropolis: crematorium and urnfield, Braunschweig

Topography as place of collective memory, commemoration as subject of social interaction

The theme of death as cycle of growth and decay is the initial point of the considerations. The existing landscape formation determines the design of the necropolis. A former stone quarry is interpreted as an ambiguous figure between cave and the earth’s womb.

PROJECT DATA

 

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Death doesn’t utterly concern us, sketches, watercolour and ink, 35 cm x 56 cm, 1993

 


Concept box

 


Aerial view of Nussberg, Braunschweig and conceptual sketch

 


Situation plan

 

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Ground floor, (1: courtyard, 2: funeral chapel, 3: open chapel)

 


Elevation and longitudinal section (1: courtyard, 2: funeral chapel)

 

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View into the entrance courtyard

 

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Funeral chapel

 

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Open chapel

 

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Access urnfield 

 

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Detail exterior facade with vegetation

 


Sources

 


ProgrammeCromatory and cemetery grounds
StatusDiploma TU Braunschweig, Imke Woelk
LocationNussberg, Braunschweig, Germany
ServicesProgram and location analyses, strategic development, artistic concept, design planning, visualisation
Date1993

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