The design by Bernhard Maurer and Frederic Garrigues won the competition for the new crematorium at the Hörnli cemetery, Basel. Rigorous geometry sculpted in concrete and with brick decoration fits appropriately into Switzerland’s largest cemetery.
Local history and use of materials go together in Paolo Zermani’s design. In the crematorium in Parma, the architect draws on the local tradition of bare brick walls and takes his inspiration from the Greco-Roman basilica layout to underline the solemnity of the ritual that takes place in the building.
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