Here and After
1) Memorial, 2) Church, 3) Crematorium temple, 4) Memorial garden, 5) Cemetery
Cemeteries are often perceived as neglected spaces within contemporary cities. They are external to our daily life, enclosed areas hidden from view, ‘heterotopias’ surrounded by blackness and old wives’ tales. Yet, space for the dead was one of the primordial spaces of humankind, which linked us with the transcendental realm of our existence. This research tries to reaffirm the social role of funerary architectures within the construction of a collective dimension of a community. Refusing any sappiness, we reconsider funerary typologies, such as cemeteries, chappels, memorial gardens, and crematory temples as places where to perform laic rituals tied to concrete collective experiences. Design becomes the tool through which shape this possibility.
A memorial for the victims of Acqualonga viaduct in Monteforte Irpino
A church for the civic cemetery of Siano
Proposal for the new Socrem temple, monumental cemetery of Pavia
Proposal for the memorial garden, cemetery of Belforte, Varese
Proposal for the extension of the Misericordia cemetery, Campi Bisenzio