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New Chapel + Crematorium in Lima, Peru, South America – by Metropolis Architects
12 Jan 2007
Tanatorio Chapel + Crematory Jardines de la Paz, Lima
Design: Metropolis Architects
TANATORIO CHAPEL & CREMATORY JARDINES DE LA PAZ
VILLA EL SALVADOR – LIMA – PERU
Architect JOSE ORREGO
Lima Architecture: the project is located in the peripheral area of Lima, in Peru. Close to the ocean and to a highway, it was planned to be on the higher portion of the land in order to become the focal point to the public view.
The complex is composed of a chapel, a crematory, some spaces for vigil, coffee shop, administrative spaces and public restrooms.
The buildings are situated around a circular plaza that gives place to the different situations during the ceremonial happenings. An abstract monument that refers to a cross was placed in the center of the plaza to call attention and announce the complex. The plaza also establishes the organization of the support buildings adjacent to the principal one: the chapel.
The chapel has capacity to two hundred people and was planned using a clean design with lots of wholes in geometrical shapes, which allow the natural light to get in, creating a unique atmosphere to the religious place. Designed basically from straight lines, the altar is the center of interest inside the building.
The Crematorium holds two different functions: one mystic, regarding the cult to death; the other practical and real, concerned about taking care of the corpses, from the burn process up to the last homage. This dual functionality is also showed off by the design of the building. Ascending lines with artistic compositions in the ceremonial spaces are positioned close together to the rational, austere and ascetic place where the furnaces are located.
The design was based on basic shapes, simple lines and white color, attributing to the complex a “not bounded in time status” against the realistic urban scene that surrounds it.
Images: Metropolis – Architects, Lima, Peru
Name of photographer / image creator: ARCHITECT JOSE ORREGO
Tanatorio Chapel, Villa El Salvador, Lima images / information from Metropolis – Architects 120107
Location: Lima, Peru, South America
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