Àltima Sant Andreu Funeral Residence, Nou Barris / Batlleiroig
Textual content description offered by the architects. The brand new Funeral Residence Áltima Sant Andreu – Nou Barris is offered as a brand new facility for each districts, subsequent to the Sant Andreu cemetery. The proposal seeks to combine into the historic context of the place, enhancing and articulating a system of inexperienced areas within the space.
Promote sustainable mobility. The proposal goals to emphasise the present and future pedestrian routes in its city setting, facilitating sluggish mobility connections by way of the consolidation of a community of inexperienced areas. On this method, the constructing not solely responds to its present context but additionally lays the groundwork for future adaptation and connection of the open areas, selling sustainable mobility for the neighborhood.
Respect and improve the setting. The principle goal of the venture is to respect and improve the setting by which it’s positioned, integrating into its context by way of a joint materiality with the perimeter wall of the cemetery, which turns the brick right into a unitary component of the brand new complicated fashioned by the funeral house and the cemetery.
The proposal seeks to dignify the Masia de Can Valent, a historic constructing at present in deterioration positioned within the work space. The venture goals to create a brand new complicated that dialogues between the totally different current and new components, creating unity and a standard language.
City integration and materiality. The city presence of the brand new facility is dominated by uncovered brickwork that wraps round all the outside faces of the constructing and its inexperienced roof. This new piece is hooked up to the perimeter wall of the cemetery and is conceived as a quantity of easy types that respect the regularity of its environment.
The envelope is resolved by way of an eco-manual brick that seeks affinities with the present supplies whereas creating in numerous methods, taking part in with the association of its bond patterns in keeping with the wants of the constructing. The facade closes in areas that require extra privateness and a extra intimate environment whereas opening up within the extra public areas to permit considerable pure gentle by way of large-sized lattices.
The association of inside courtyards affords pure gentle and improves the standard of the inside areas with the presence of biophilia. On this method, the funeral house opens as much as the general public house due to a latticework system created from its envelope. On the similar time, the technical areas are concentrated on the again, subsequent to the cemetery wall, in order to not intervene with public use.
Inside format and light-weight management. A ramp parallel to the primary facade of the constructing, coated with quite a few vines, gives entry to the constructing, which is developed solely on the bottom flooring. Its inside is distributed by a longitudinal corridor that provides entry to all public areas.
The constructing consists of 4 viewing rooms accessed from the primary vestibule. These rooms are composed of a bathroom, a ready room, and a room the place the catafalque is positioned. Between the ready room and the catafalque room, there’s a courtyard that gives pure gentle to each areas. For the noble areas, supplies reminiscent of uncovered concrete, bronze, or oak wooden have been mixed, leading to areas which are sober but welcoming.
The inside courtyards are characterised by vegetation. Amongst different species, a central strip of bamboo has been positioned to supply the required privateness to the room the place the catafalque is positioned. This house is dimly lit, creating the suitable environment of solemnity.
The principle house of the constructing is the chapel. It’s a hexagonal room with an inclined uncovered concrete flooring coated in its vertical surfaces with grooved oak wooden with two totally different patterns. These traits, together with the suspended luminaires and the marble altar, give the room the ceremonial environment it requires. Lastly, the house opens up by way of a big window to a triangular patio dominated by a Ginkgo Biloba, a tree symbolizing life and renewal.
Biodiversity and sustainability. The constructing incorporates among the rules of sustainability which are current in all Batlleiroig initiatives. Along with the aforementioned sustainable mobility, the development focuses on biodiversity and renewable vitality manufacturing.
Vegetation colonizes all of the out of doors areas of the intervention, making it a key component of the venture, selling biophilia and producing well-being and luxury for customers. As for the vitality of the constructing, it seeks to be self-sufficient by way of totally different passive methods, reminiscent of using lattices and vegetation to filter photo voltaic radiation, cross air flow due to the totally different courtyards, and the inexperienced roof. As energetic methods, photovoltaic panels have been put in on the roof of the constructing, making certain that nearly the entire consumed vitality comes from a renewable supply.