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  5. Taller DIEZ 05
  6. 2016
  7. Funerary Garden / Taller DIEZ 05

Funerary Garden / Taller DIEZ 05

  • 17:00 - 18 July, 2017
Funerary Garden / Taller DIEZ 05
Funerary Garden / Taller DIEZ 05, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Medellín, Ver., Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Manuel Herrera Gil
  • Area

    450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

  • Collaborators

    L/P Francisco Dorado, Teresita de Jesús Ramón , Juan Rodríguez
  • Builder

    Home Service
  • Structural Engineer

    Juan Sisquella
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

Text description provided by the architects. Located twenty minutes from the city and port of Veracruz, in a completely natural environment, the project seeks to harmonize the experience of the environment with the process of detachment of the loved ones through a funeral park of 3 hectares of surface, where the senses and the natural environment are the leading roles of the event, provoking an experience that helps to mitigate these special moments. 

Plan
Plan

The funeral park is essentially an exterior design, where burials will only be housed in ecological, biodegradable urns and horizontal niches in conceptually "empty" buildings; There is also in the program of the first phase a filter-building, which contains the general services and functions as the beginning of the tour of the different outdoor areas, squares, and chapels. 

© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

It also seeks to respect the existing plant species to the maximum, adapting the routes, building sites, location of infrastructure and materials to a serene, unique environment that harmonizes with the existing landscape.

© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

Within the master plan, it is contemplated the design of three plazas that will house vegetal species that highlight the environment and return to each of them a different experience, from the color of its vegetation, to the perception of the furniture and delicacy of the space. The park will also have an ecumenical chapel to celebrate farewell ceremonies and family chapels around a surrounding lake. 

© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

The culmination of this physical-sensorial route finishes with a body of natural water that pretends to symbolize the final farewell, the end of the road ...

© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
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Section
© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Funerary Garden / Taller DIEZ 05" 18 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/875072/funerary-garden-manuel-herrera-gil/> ISSN 0719-8884