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Estrela Cementery / Pedro Pacheco + Marie Clément

  • Architects: Pedro Pacheco + Marie Clément
  • Location: 7885 Estrela, Portugal
  • Architects: Pedro Pacheco + Marie Clément
  • Engineering: G.O.P. - Gabinete de Organização e Projectos, Lda.
  • Lighting Engeneering: Raul Serafim
  • Landscape Architecture: Sebastião Pereira
  • Anthropology: Clara Saraiva
  • Budget: US $ 570,000.00
  • Client: E.D.I.A. - Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, S.A.
  • Area: 820.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004

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From the architect. The cemetery and mortuary chapel constitute an ensemble of two enclosed spaces, built in a holm-oak field. One of the holm-oaks becomes part of the enclosure, as an element of the cemetery anchorage, transforming the chapel patio into an important shadow space. 

This gesture acquires a structural significance, either in the dialogue between built and landscape, or in the character of the chapel interior space, built with holm-oak wood, recycled from the fell of trees in the new lagoon river-side.

Like the cemetery of Luz, the elements dislocated from the old cemetery, witch characterize the cemetery typology, are interpreted in the design of the new dislocated cemetery. The spatial intensity held in the shadow spaces between walls, patios and white surfaces, densify the sense of this place, like silence intervals.

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