The Cemetery lies between the valley of river Riera de Odena and industrial part of town Igualada, 60km north from Barcelona. Cemetery. Park – New Cemetery of Igualada. This facility, designed by Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós, was the winning project of the competition held by Igualada City. Igualada Cemetery or New Cemetery is a cemetery in Igualada, near Barcelona, designed by the architects Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós after winning an.

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Enric Miralleswho died in the year is buried in one of the tombs. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their igualaa.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Igualada Cemetery or New Cemetery Catalan: Constructed between and as a replacement for the Old Cemetery Catalan: In reality, as happens often in projects by the Catalan Architect, architecture is not intended so much to transform, but to explore and discover, often under new viewpoints or new perspectives, aspects of the site.

A processional “street” descends from the cemeteryy, where crossed, rusting, steel poles doubling as gates and likened to the crosses at Calvary[3] proclaim the start of a winding pathway towards the burial area.

Notify me of new comments via email. The relationship between architecture and landscape, always present in the design methodology of Miralles, and the deeper theme of the femetery between man and nature are, in this project, two sides of the same coin; in this case the project is the means by igualadaa it implements an existential reflection, the architecture is the means by which it seeks to restore the balance between man and nature.

Igualada cemeterydesigned by Catalan Architect Enric Miralles, stands inside a desolate landscape marked by the presence of some factories in the industrial zone of the town iyualada Igualada, about 70 km from Barcelona Spain. The spaces are designed to provoke thoughts and memories. Igualada is near Barcelona and can easily be reached by train. Menu Skip to content. For a first 4-dimensional impression of Igualada Cemetery watch: The project is conceived, in part, as an earthwork that transforms the surrounding landscape and also, in part, as a metaphor iualada the river of life.


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The cemetery is a site-specific sculpture embedded in the hilly landscape of Catalonia. You are commenting using your WordPress. This site uses cookies. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Barcelona, Spain Year — Anno: Its structure deviates radically cemeterj traditional models for use of form, cause it starts a new conception of cemetery space, which becomes tomb Park and place of meditation.

Gallery: Igualada Cemetery in Catalonia by Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos

This page was last edited on 1 Februaryat Enric Miralles was buried in one of the tombs after his death on July 3rd in Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Email required Address never made public.

The route is lined with repeatable concrete loculi forming retaining walls and the floor of the path has railway sleepers set into its concrete surface. Views Read Edit View history. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Coordinates on Wikidata Commons category link is cemetwry Wikidata. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The emotional impact of the project focuses on visual forces which appeal to the memories of mourners and visitors.

At Igualada main station just take a taxi iualada Cemetery Nou because it might be difficult to find and most inhabitants will show you the way to the old graveyard nearby if you ask them where Igualada Cemetery is.

Cemeteries in Catalonia Buildings and structures completed in Enric Miralles buildings Igualada. In addition to a sloping link-up road that leads to a central funeral square, the architects provided a still unfinished chapel and a mortuary building.

Retrieved from ” https: The project, expression of cemetefy creative originality of the designer rather than a precise architectural current, it is characterized by a design of abstract forms that have a strong symbolic meaning.


Looks like abandon area which is suit with its purpose as a cemetery. Was here Favorites Mi Guide. Zabalbeascoa sees Miralles’s work in general, and the cemetery in particular, as being architecture “which ‘naturally’ adapts itself to a given site” but cannot be termed simply organic architecture. How to get there? La sua struttura si allontana radicalmente dai modelli tradizionali, sia per uso che cemeterg forma, e concretizza una nuova concezione di spazio cimiteriale, che da tomba diviene parco e luogo di meditazione.

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We prefer you log in when posting a comment. I wonder why this project took so long? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. You can ad links, video’s and even use some HTML! Following the concept of a river of life as a “swirly stream that eroded the smooth curves of the banks of burial niches” Peter Buchananthey created a modern city of the dead.

The design idea of the cemetery is cfmetery of a negative operation, subtraction, more than a building: This is seen by Zabalbeascoa in contrast to the particular form of critical regionalism which prevailed in the Spanish architectural scene of the s which had tended towards a igualzda sentimental or scenographic type of architecture.

Found incorrect or incomplete information? The dynamic shape of walls, ramps and landscape are used as an expression of life’s fugacity. His work is “more than simply interpreting the programme [brief] or observing a site’s geographical landscape, however attentively, his architecture explores pre-existing traces in the cultural landscape of each project. The cemetery as a whole, as it is said, is not conceived as a grave, but as a sacred Garden, place of peace, calm, albeit heavily dramatic, a womb, safe and protective, capable of generating life.

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