Crematorium Zaanstad

 

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.

site area

1.500 m2

client

PC Uitvaart

country

Netherlands

city

Zaandam

partner in charge

Hiroki Matsuura

team leader

Ayla Azizova, Silvia Baroni

team

Silvia Baroni, Takashi Obase, Sophie Kuo, Carina Cheng, Akshay Deshmukh, Annaelle Auguste,

collaborators

Architecture and interior: Doepel Strijkers architects
Architectural advice and total engineering: Studio Bouwhaven, Dordrecht
Process and project management: Lanowv, Rotterdam



© MADMA urbanism+landscape
© MADMA urbanism+landscape
HOLY PATIO - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
HOLY PATIO - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
HOLY PATIO - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
HOLY PATIO - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
RED PATIO - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
RED PATIO - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
FLOWER CORNER - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
FLOWER CORNER - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
ZEN PATH - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
ZEN PATH - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
ENTRANCE - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
ENTRANCE - © MADMA urbanism+landscape
© Doepel Strijkers
© Doepel Strijkers
© Doepel Strijkers
© Doepel Strijkers
© Doepel Strijkers
© Doepel Strijkers
© Doepel Strijkers
© Doepel Strijkers
© MADMA urbanism+landscape
© MADMA urbanism+landscape
© MADMA urbanism+landscape
© MADMA urbanism+landscape

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