Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

This funeral home in Alicante, Spain, is by Spanish studio Cor.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Called Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso, the building has been arranged around four courtyard areas and sits in a landscaped garden featuring 29 Japanese maples.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

The garden rises up to meet the building's roof at one end.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Full-height glazing wrapping the courtyards permit sight lines between different areas of the building.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Photographs are by David Frutos.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

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Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

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Funeral home and garden in Pinoso (Alicante, Spain)

A public building in a crisis country. The fear of death is considered wise, without being, since it is believed to know about what you do not know.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

“Death is perhaps the greatest blessing of human beings, no one knows, and yet everyone is fears as if he knew with absolute certainty that the worst of evils” (Socrates, 470 BC, 399 BC)

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Historically we find different definitions of death that we demonstrate how this concept has moved from positions closer to the darkness, pain and fear, into positions related to the concept of sadness, change and light.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Designing a building where you'll find, perhaps, the least known stage of human existence necessarily involves the assumption of uncertainty as a concept to include in the process of ideation.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

We understand this building as a place that will resist being forgotten, left in the retinas of their users, and therefore a place where the sensitive has to be controlled.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Parameters such as sound, temperature, light, humidity, lighting, privacy, relationship with nature take great importance.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

The plot is situated on the outskirts of town, at the end of a cul-de-sac, close to the municipal sports centre and behind a cultural centre, both of great activity.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

This creates some urban tension, since the building is in the middle of various activities incompatible.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

In this situation it is proposed to order the mattress assembly plant generating sufficient identity to establish itself as 'centre' of all these public buildings and activities.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

We have created a forest of 29 Japanese maples, able to articulate, differentiate and limit the variety of uses.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Additionally, the building is buried in the back, and as if it was a cave, its main facade eaves the field forward, what prevents glances between buildings and various activities.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

It is for this reason that the building is set around five holes in the form of courtyard or 'bitten space', which allow the relationship with the outside world is controlled and there is no interaction.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

From the interior you only can see the sky and the inside.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

The interior-exterior permeability becomes very important in this new town site.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

A public building in a crisis country.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

We must not forget the effort that contains behind this building.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

The project has a 495 square meters and a budget of 431,583€, which involves a considerable effort to finding solutions building techniques, systems maintenance to cost reduction, and maximum degree of ecological adaptation and sustainability at the landscape level.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

This is an intervention that gives more for less.

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Credit Information
Architecture : COR Consulting of Creative Resources

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Project Outline
Client - Town Council of Pinoso, Alicante

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Location: Alicante, Spain

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

Principal Use : Public Building, Funeral home

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

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Floor Area: 495 square meters

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

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Budget - 431.583 €

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso by Cor

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