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The Farewells Court – Cemetery Renovation And Extension in Megliadino San Vitale, Italy by MIRCO SIMONATO ARCHITECT

Sunday, May 27th, 2018


he cemetery renovation and extension project resolves the problem of lack of intimacy during the procession: the funeral cortege used to pass through the provincial road, losing their moment of recollection due to the presence of the local traffic.

The new entrance is located on the southern side, in Via Cimitero (cemetery road), at the end of a tree-lined and calm boulevard. This arrangement makes the space fit the emotional status of the processions gathered for the final farewell.

Simplicity and ceremony. A white wall acts as a backdrop, with a canopy to protect the priest conducting the religious service.

The same space is also designed to be used for private prayers and meditation, as can be inferred by the presence of four benches shaded by four trees.


  • Project: The Farewells Court – Cemetery Renovation And Extension
  • Location: Megliadino San Vitale, Italy
  • Client: Municipality of Megliadino San Vitale
  • Collaborators: Irene Zambon, Mauro Parolo, Luca Manuele Simonato, Umberto Zerbinato


Oberriet cemetery in Switzerland by Tom Munz GmbH

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Article source: Tom Munz GmbH, St.Gallen 

Initial situation

The cemetery building no longer satisfied the requirements for interfaith use. The perimeter of the new hall for public viewings and funeral services was limited by existing areas for graves and urns, and demanded a sacral interpretation together with a suitable atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Ladina Bischof and St.Gallen

  • Architects: Tom Munz GmbH
  • Project: Oberriet cemetery
  • Location: Oberriet, Switzerland
  • Photography: Ladina Bischof and St.Gallen
  • Construction management: Eggel & Partner AG, St.Gallen
  • Construction engineers: Bänziger Partner AG, Oberriet
  • Building physicist: Studer + Strauss AG, St.Gallen
  • Landscape architect: Alge Landschaftsarchitekten, Widnau


Cemetery Pavilion in Dalmine, Italy by CN10 architetti

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: CN10 architetti 

The municipality of Dalmine, a city of 25.000 inhabitans in the north of Italy, had the necessity to increase the main cemetery with a new pavilion to host 500 niches for ossaries and cinenary urns.

The new pavilion is different respect the traditional tipology, that is usually made up of a colonnade open on the big central space of the cemetery, in fact the new building is composed by three repeated blocks on the west side of the cemetery.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Gelmini

  • Architects: CN10 architetti
  • Project: Cemetery Pavilion
  • Location: Dalmine (Bergamo), Italy
  • Photography: Gianluca Gelmini
  • Client: Municipality of Dalmine
  • Dimension: 75 mq
  • Project: 2015
  • Consruction: 2016


New Silvi Cemetery in Italy by Giovanni Vaccarini architects

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Giovanni Vaccarini architects

A cemetery is a place of collective memory. Walking in these places re-dimensions the scope of our efforts in relation to the passing of time.

It is difficult to find a \”pattern\” in the expansions of the last decades. This probably reflects the uncertainty and cultural disconnection experienced during the era of mass industrialization.

Image Courtesy © Alessandro Ciampi

  • Architects: Giovanni Vaccarini architects
  • Project: New Silvi Cemetery
  • Location: Silvi, Italy
  • Photography: Alessandro Ciampi
  • Client: Local Council of Silvi (Te)
  • Grantee and performer: Consorzio Progetti & Finanza
  • Staff: Cosimino Casterini, Attilio Mauri
  • Structures: Pietro Taraschi
  • Chronology: project: 2007
  • Realization: 2008 -2009



Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016



Death is unknown and it is final. The rituals of death and the spaces they are conducted in, have a deep significance to the living as well as the dead. For it is through these rituals and these spaces that the rare intersection of life and death takes place, where the living are forced to encounter and contemplate the mortality and fragility of life while simultaneously putting them in touch with the sublime of the absolute. These spaces and rituals are thus, simultaneously for the living and dead, public yet intimately private and personal.




New Access and Columbarium in Madrid, Spain by Muka Arquitectura

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Article source: Muka Arquitectura

The local goverment of Lozoya put us in charge of the intervention in the closing and enlargement of the Municipal Cemetery. We had to work on the separating element between, according to Platon, the visible world and the intelligible world, that is, the earthly world from the eternal one. The half-ruined clay wall which needed to be repaired separated both physically and visually the two different worlds, as if both of them could be understood through the wall.

Image Courtesy © Muka Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Muka Arquitectura

  • Architects: Muka Arquitectura (Moisés Royo)
  • Project: New Access and Columbarium
  • Location: Municipal Cemetery, Lozoya del Valle, Madrid, Spain
  • Developer: Lozoya Townhall
  • Collaborators: Adelina de la Cruz,  Martín Jario, Alberto Martín
  • PEM Budget: 34.030,14 €
  • Date of termination: 2016


New Access and Columbarium in Robregordo, Spain by Muka Arquitectura

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article source: Muka Arquitectura

The project  located at Robregordo´s cemetery, in Madrid´s mountain range,  satisfies the need of a new adition.

The access to the cemetery, since its last intervention, does not have any cover place to wait for the arrival of neither coffin or ashes. The preexisting access consists in three main elements: the gate of entrance,  the perimetral wall made of irregular granite blocks  as a limit between  outside and inside, and two cypresses symmetrically placed at the entrance to the cemetery.

Image Courtesy © Muka Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Muka Arquitectura


  • Architects: Muka Arquitectura (Moses Royo Márquez)
  • Project: New Access and Columbarium 
  • Location: Graveyard of Robregordo, Madrid, Spain
  • Contributors: Patricia Bouzas
  • Promotor: Robregordo Townhall
  • Budget: 30.004,70 €
  • End Of Work Date: January, 2o12


Feretory in Úrkút, Hungary by Veszprémi Építész Műhely

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Article source: Veszprémi Építész Műhely

Úrkút is a small village in Hungary, situated in Bakony Hills, one of the most beautiful places in the country. The cemetery of Úrkút takes place on a hill-side facing southeast and the new feretory is at the highest point of this cemetery. There are two beautiful and high pine trees near to the fence of the cemetery and they make one architectural composition together with the building.

Image Courtesy © Dávid Kovács

Image Courtesy © Dávid Kovács

  • Architects: Veszprémi Építész Műhely, Dávid Kovács
  • Project: Feretory in Úrkút
  • Location: Úrkút, Hungary  
  • Photography: Dávid Kovács
  • Structural engineer: Imre Szabó – Traverz 50 Ltd.
  • Client: Parish of Úrkút, Mihály Kovács priest
  • Project year: 2014


Extension of Gubbio Cemetery in Italy by andrea dragoni architetto

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Article source: andrea dragoni architetto 

The enlargement of the Gubbio cemetery is the result of studies of a new model of public building. On the one hand, it has developed the latest phase of growth of the monumental cemetery in Gubbio, one of Italy’s most important medieval cities. On the other hand, it intends to redefine its meaning and centrality within the structure of the city.

Image Courtesy © Alessandra Chemollo_ORCH

  • Architects: andrea dragoni architetto (Andrea Dragoni, with Francesco Pes)
  • Project: Extension of Gubbio Cemetery
  • Location: Italy
  • Photography: Alessandra Chemollo_ORCH
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Discipline: Architecture –Site specific artwork
  • Program: Cemetery
  • Construction year: 2011
  • Gross External Area: 4035 mq
  • Collaborators: Andrea Moscetti Castellani, Giorgio Bettelli, Michela Donini, Raul Cambiotti, Antonio Ragnacci, Cristian Cretaro, Matteo Scoccia
  • Client: Comune di Gubbio
  • Artists: Sauro Cardinali, Nicola Renzi
  • Structural design: Giuseppe Artegiani, Marco Bacchi
  • Plants Design: Italprogetti (Moreno Dorillo, Elvisio Regni)
  • Safety coordination: Claudio Pannacci
  • Director of works: Francesco Pes, Paolo Bottegoni
  • Maquette: Giuseppe Fioroni
  • Surface area: 4035 mq
  • Construction area: 1800 mq
  • Overall volume: 6000 mc
  • Design: 2004-2005
  • Execution: 2005-2011

Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum in Minneapolis by HGA Architects and Engineers

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Article source: HGA Architects and Engineers

The Garden Mausoleum at Lakewood Cemetery required careful consideration of the intimacy of personal grieving and the shared rituals of commemoration. The 24,500-square-foot building is anchored by a two-level structure housing a committal chapel and a reception space.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Project: Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum
  • Location: Minneapolis, U.S.A
  • Photography: Paul Crosby
  • Owner: Lakewood Cemetery
  • General Contractor: Mortenson Construction
  • Landscape Architect/ Masterplan Consultant: Halvorson Design Partnership
  • Mausoleum Consultant: Carrier Mausoleum Construction
  • Owner Representative: Nelson Tietz & Hoye
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