Curated by Paula Pintos
CREMATORIUM • THIONVILLE, FRANCE
Architects : GENS
Area : 542 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs : Ludmilla CERVENY
Client : marbrerie pompes funèbres H. Battavoine
Thermal Engineering : TERRANERGIE
City : Thionville
Country : France
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The present store is a former dwelling which appears odd amongst the industrial space large packing containers. This system of the operation is not any much less ambiguous, because it merges industrial and ritual functions.
A generic field wraps the dwelling and its extensions, doubling the previous floor. Its quantity copies the encircling ones whereas its shade refers back to the conspicuously impartial gray fits of the occupation.
A big window reveals the store. A tiny gate results in the funeral house. Behind the gate, a concrete inside courtyard shuts the industrial environment off behind its excessive partitions. Earlier than one truly enters the building and watches its defunct, he faces the very motive for its presence: its grief, the sky.