Crematorium in Kortrijk
Psilon - Crematório Kortrijk
Souto Moura Arquitectos, SA | SumProject. Architecture & Engineering
2050,00 m 2
The Building will be the new crematorium in Kortrijk, Belgium, and it will occupy an area in plant of approximately 2050m2. From a philosophy of integrated architecture in the surrounding space, the project had its development oriented to a construction that will have only a ground floor, embedded in the gap of natural altimetry levels, emerging to the surface as half-buried body hidden by a hedge that will cover the roof, thereby allowing the continuing tone of the green landscape existent.
The building will be constructed entirely in reinforced concrete. The roof slab will be directly supported in walls and retaining walls. The definition of indoors spaces is marked volumetrically by structural elements, with courtyards that will allow the entry of natural light and give a little of green colour to the sobriety of construction.
The whole construction is expected to be implanted in low-skill geotechnical grounds; soils marked by the existence of high groundwater levels at the surface of the land, thus imposing solutions that enable the resistance to the impulses of decompensate land. But also the high hydrostatic impulse, such as structural land slabs solutions, supported by elements passively anchored to foundation lands adequately resistant, which are located at higher depths.