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New Crematorium in Copparo / Patrimonio Copparo

  • 01:00 - 10 January, 2015
New Crematorium in Copparo / Patrimonio Copparo
New Crematorium in Copparo / Patrimonio Copparo, Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo
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  • Architects

  • Location

    44034 Copparo FE, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Mauro Crepaldi
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Collaborators

    Simone Pelliconi, Lorenzo Melandri
  • Structural Engineers

    Mezzadringegneria s.r.l.
  • Cremator

    Ciroldi s.p.a.
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Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo
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Text description provided by the architects. The project is settled in Copparo, in a wide public area dedicated to an urban park for the whole community. The area, very close to the center of the country, is connected to it through a typical tree-lined avenue that leads directly to the Cemetery.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The project is intended to be a part of this developing green park, seen as a place for relax and meditation. For this reason, the building blends into the landscape: a pure and neutral volume suspended on the ground. A minimal box that sits alongside lines of the most articulate existing cemetery.

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Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo

The building is made by three main elements:

- A reinforced concrete wall, bordering a dune of land as an extension of the park;
- A low area alongside the wall of reinforced concrete, dedicated to service activities;
- A minimalistic box suspended on the ground. This volume completely hides the crematorium, with its technical dust systems, the hall for ceremony, a "Garden of Remembrance" and offices.

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Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo

A central courtyard garden, the "Garden of Remembrance", is a lighting patio in which everyone can isolate himself waiting to receive the urn that contains ashes of deceased.

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Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo

Only three materials compose the whole project: reinforced concrete, glass and ceramic panels. These elements create vertical alternating strips of soft tones ranging from beige to gray.

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Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo

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Cite: "New Crematorium in Copparo / Patrimonio Copparo" 10 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/585386/new-crematorium-in-copparo-patrimonio-copparo/> ISSN 0719-8884

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