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  7. San Mauro Torinese Cemetery Extension / Raimondo Guidacci

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San Mauro Torinese Cemetery Extension / Raimondo Guidacci

  • 01:00 - 29 May, 2014
San Mauro Torinese Cemetery Extension / Raimondo Guidacci
San Mauro Torinese Cemetery Extension / Raimondo Guidacci, © Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Superga, 10099 San Mauro Torinese Turin, Italy
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Collaborators

    Francesco Negri, Nadia Saglietti
  • Structural Engineer

    Stefano De Pippo (ARCHING Srl)
  • Geologist

    Andrea Valente Arnaldi
  • Contractor

    ICF - Impresa di costruzioni Ferrara
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© Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

Text description provided by the architects. The cemetery of San Mauro Torinese is extended in its west side, at the feet of the Superga hill.

© Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

The area intended for building up is defined from one side by an elevated wall and in the other side by some funeral chapels, built close to the existing cemetery. The project, developing the preliminary design made by the Municipality, develops a 3 floors open court building. The expanding area was divided in two lots, the part now built stands on the first one.

© Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

The strong point of this building are: the flat roof that becomes façade, as a folding surface; the series of full-height columns, lined by cor-ten steel, describing a yard; the external walls covered with cor-ten plates with staggered joints.

© Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

The north façade is covered with Apuan cloudy marble sheets, whereas the west one is defined by different protruding elements, as stairs and balcony. All this parts perfectly slot in the second half of the building, when it will be built. The last column, on the limit of the first lot, is aligned to the ledge and it is not covered. This element ends the layout proposed and signs the joint between two different building phases.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The columns surrounding the court look like totally independent from the construction, emphasizing the monumental nature of the building. Indeed only a steel plate connects each column with the floor slabs.

© Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

Each column is covered for 3 sides with a folded cor-ten steel sheet, with different section according to the height. A tick railing made of zinc-coated rods is fitted between the slab and the columns, highlighting the estrangement between columns and floors.

© Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

The construction is totally built in finished concrete, plates of sand Carrara marble are used for the graves, fixed to a steel structure.

© Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

In all the court, the future graveyard, grey gravel is set down. Three cypresses mark the court entrance and other nine are taking the place of second part of the building, keeping the same distance between each other as the colonnade.

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Cite: "San Mauro Torinese Cemetery Extension / Raimondo Guidacci" 29 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884