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  7. Municipal Funeral Home Montealegre del Castillo, Albacete / dra arquitectos

Municipal Funeral Home Montealegre del Castillo, Albacete / dra arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 22 April, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Municipal Funeral Home Montealegre del Castillo, Albacete / dra arquitectos
Municipal Funeral Home Montealegre del Castillo, Albacete  / dra arquitectos, © Miguel Souto
© Miguel Souto

© Miguel Souto © Miguel Souto © Miguel Souto © Miguel Souto + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    02650 Montealegre del Castillo, Albacete, Spain
  • Project Architect

    DRA, Díaz Romero
  • Client

    Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Montealegre del Castillo
  • Area

    181.17 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Miguel Souto
© Miguel Souto

Text description provided by the architects. The program consists of a funeral home with two differentiated areas, a public and a private area. The building has different entrances for the various uses, thus improving performance. On one hand, there is an area for staff, on the other, an area for general public, so that the circulation for both areas is independent, without any eye contact between them, except for the wake room, which allows direct view to the public.

© Miguel Souto
© Miguel Souto

Access is marked with a porch that offers an outdoor waiting area protected from the sun and rain. The lighting is natural in all the rooms, which enjoy views of the landscape around the building. The large skylight on the main facade invades the waiting room with light, and also creates a set of heights that vary depending on where we are.

Courtesy of dra arquitectos
Courtesy of dra arquitectos

Materiality, with a traditional material such as brick, placed on different brickwork bonds and combined with iron profiles.

© Miguel Souto
© Miguel Souto
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Municipal Funeral Home Montealegre del Castillo, Albacete / dra arquitectos" [Velatorio Municipal Montealegre del Castillo, Albacete / dra arquitectos] 22 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/362992/municipal-funeral-home-montealegre-del-castillo-albacete-dra-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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