park buriti crematorium
final graduation project
This is a final graduation project with environmental and symbolic aspects proposed for the trending growth of crematories in Brazil. The project is located in a Biome called Cerrado, (similar to a Savanna) and besides the climate respect, it also concerns about the fragile relation between the living and the dying, the intense and the serene, the exposed reality and the dissimulation as refuge, all associated with the trio body, mind and spirit, graphically expressed as a triangle and materialized into artificial and natural landscapes.
The implementation of the complex was designed according to the solar path and each sector was located following their respective concepts. The sector 3: ashes is associated to the feeling of conformation and therefore is located facing the morning sun that represents the rebirth as a new matter, such as how Egyptians used to locate the temples at East of the Nilo River and the Pyramids at the West side. For this reason, the sector 1, related to the feeling of pain and exposed reality is located facing the sunset, as a tribute to the death.
The project is inpired by the mystical Cerrado landscape of Jardim de Maytrea (Maytrea Garden) located in the heart of Brazil and in the same latitude as Machu Picchu and as the Crematorium. All the sectors of the project were inspired by statements made regarding the contrast between life and death. The declaration about how to deal with suffering made by the Brazilian poet, philosopher and psycologist Viviane Mosé, for example, was the biggest inspiration for the first sector called pain, were the funerals take place.