ETERNAL GARDENS: THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR CREMATORIUM ZAANSTAD
Situated between a verdant park and a tranquil cemetery, the Crematorium Zaanstad, a project for PC Uitvaart, merges thoughtful architecture with the essence of nature. The design is marked by its diverse landscape elements, with each carefully selected plant intricately shaping the ambiance. Every corner seems tailor-made, harmonizing the terrain with the mood it emanates.
Our touch at MADMA urbanism+landscape is evident in every curve and corner. With our guiding philosophy of 'KEEP IT SIMPLE', we’ve not only etched designs but also captured life's delightful unpredictabilities. Notable features comprise the autumn-inspired RED PATIO and the serene ZEN PATH.
Emphasizing sustainability, the project uses materials such as PADVAST for pathways, durable natural stone, and recycled tiles from the ZEN PATH in the HOLLY STEPS. Strategic lighting, combining ground-recessed and bollard fixtures, amplifies the landscape's beauty. Four zones stand out, each with its unique vegetation story.
Completing the design is the vibrant 'FLOWER CORNER', the pedestrian-friendly 'GREEN DECK', and climbing flora gracing the wooden façade. The entrance is poised to transition from a plain threshold to a welcoming gateway, enriched with ageless natural stone. Within this landscape, each stride is more than just a spatial progression; it's a voyage through artfully curated atmospheres, enticing exploration.