“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
T. S. Eliot
It is a matter of searching for calm and make peace with the impressive landscape of Hoog-Kortrijk.
The cemetery of Hoog-Kortrijk is a serene place that unfolds on the landscape, with plateaus that slip rhythmically over the slope.
The strength of this place results specially from its extension and vastness. It is very important to maintain the perspective and silence.
The new crematory is covered with earth and green as the landscape, beeing part of it.
On the roof of the crematory one can recognize some figures of light and sky, in granite, metal, glass and stone.
The new crematory will breathe light and sky, water and landscape, for us the essential things.
The crematory will not become a church or chapel, with a religious or mysterious ambiance.
Nor will the crematory be a house with a familiar ambiance.
The new crematory that we propose will become an extremely sober building, for a clear and dignified last farewell.
Structural consultants: Afaconsult and SumProject
Hidraulic consultants: Ingenium
Electrical consultants: Ingenium
General contractor: Furnibo (Veurne)