Memorial Cemetery Parque das Cerejeiras / Crisa Santos Arquitectos

Curated by Matheus Pereira
CEMETERY • JARDIM ANGELA, BRAZIL
Arquitetos : Crisa Santos Arquitectos
Year : 2018
Photographs : Isis de Oliveira, Lucas Fonseca, Marcelo Oséas, Celina Germer
Manufacturers : Neolith, Rothoblaas, Amarante, Deca, Esmara, Euroaço, Lepri, Mabitec, Marmoraria Piramide, Martins Bastos, Osawa, Portinari, Quattro Vetro, Rewood, Sorefi, TC Shingle, VGF, Zanchet, Zobel

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Textual content description supplied by the architects. Crisa Santos has a novel peculiarity on growing initiatives specializing in neuroarchitecture, which makes use of science to create initiatives that supply sensations and perceptions, inflicting feelings to customers, goals to extend consciousness and understanding of the impacts of architecture on the mind and human habits. An instance of that is the Parque das Cerejeiras´s revitalization undertaking, positioned in Jardim Ângela, South Zone of São Paulo. A reference within the capital of São Paulo, the cemetery, with 300,000 sq. meters, has the architecture embraced by nature in an ideal symbiosis, reframing the contact of human beings with their most instinctive sensations with a purpose to reestablish grief in a extra pure manner, via the observe of biophilia. Utilizing parametric architecture for some buildings, along with using outside environments, Crisa Santos designed this complicated aimed on the public of the peripheral neighborhoods of the Zul area of São Paulo.

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Parque das Cerejeiras is an open-air gallery with sculptures, artworks and installations created solely for the positioning. “Along with studying the spiritual and non secular aspect, I additionally expanded my studying with professionals equivalent to geriatricians, psychiatrists, and psychologists to grasp the grieving course of. I wished, from conversations and analysis, to grasp how the mourners need to be supported, and the way this mourning may be cared for, ”explains Crisa. “I additionally resorted to intensive analysis that Sincep (the Union of Cemeteries and Personal Crematoriums of Brazil) did, asking folks in mourning what they have been on the lookout for within the course of: they considered welcome, fluidity, transformation.”

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Crisa then took benefit of an initiative that focuses on the one that stays: “We offer areas for them to dwell their grief in its entirety and as calmly as doable. We trigger constructive impacts to make the individual really feel alive, even in ache.” In an expertise that transposes the metaphysician, Crisa makes use of bizarre components, such because the gateway to the Parque das Cerejeiras entrance: built-in wooden, the parametric structure refers back to the motion of a flight to a sacred place; grass mounds allude to the rising soul, an ascent to the heavens; This ordinance reinforces the liberty to come back and go of the customer and the encompassing group.

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One of the vital symbolic components of Parque das Cerejeiras, Eternity Sq. is fashioned by a number of sections with metal plates in a spiral motion, bringing a story that makes an allegory to all phases of life: beginning, adolescence, maturity, era of youngsters, maturity and passage. The curves of the plates symbolize the chapters of this narrative and assume the position of the guardian of names printed on its floor. “The sq. is a manifesto of life and there pulses connectivity. It’s a place of affection that marks the park as a territory of perpetual reunions”, explains the architect.