Tanatori Guadassuar

Tanatori Guadassuar

Architect
PAM Arquitectura
Location
Guadassuar, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Crematoriums
Milena Villalba

Tanatorio Guadassuar - Municipal Funeral Home

PAM Arquitectura as Architects

• HARMONY & CALMNESS
Far from the coldness that usually overtakes buildings of this type,a pleasant and cosy atmosphere is created using natural light, combining different materials and using vegetation as a backdrop in different spaces.

• Upcycling/recycle improving, not just transforming
This building was previously used as a warehouse for electrical material. The renovation gives it a new use as a funeral home.
The comprehensive rehabilitation of the building respects the original volume, but the existing envelope is improved with acoustic and thermal insulation.

photo_credit Milena Villalba
Milena Villalba

• NATURAL LIGHT
One of the main objectives of the project was to introduce as much natural light as possible to create welcoming spaces. For this reason, various points of the building allow visual contact with the outside.

photo_credit Milena Villalba
Milena Villalba

• PROGRAMME AND USERS
The programme takes place entirely on the ground floor. The routes and different uses are studied to provide privacy and tranquillity.

The outdoor space acts as a welcoming space where people can rest. This space has a bioclimatic pergola that offerssolar protection and for the temperature to be regulated. Moreover, the pergola works as a visible landmark in the industrial area.

The pedestrian access is located on one side of the main façade. The furniture in the reception area has been designed to create a welcoming atmosphere.

The building has two differentiated wake rooms, with their corresponding chambers and seating areas. The seating areas are designed in two zones with a private area in front of the chamber window. Both rooms have natural lighting through openings to the exterior lateral space.

photo_credit Milena Villalba
Milena Villalba

The rooms are accessed through a linear distributor with top and side windows, so there is always contact with the outdoors.

In the central part of the building there is a large seating and relaxation area for public use. This space has natural lighting and views through openings to the outdoor lateral space. This opening is a large window that frames the light and the linear planter.

The building has an outdoor functional corridor along one of the sides of the plot. This is a private area and gives funeral vehicles access to the service area and to the thanatopraxy room.This area also has a pergola to protect the vehicle and a linear planter visible from the rooms and the relaxation area.

photo_credit Milena Villalba
Milena Villalba

• MATERIALS
The different materials are combined to provide calmness and tranquillity.
The neutral colours and oak wood have been used as the predominant material inside to contrast with the black lighting elements, furniture, wayfinding elements and counter furniture. This combination gives the elegance and sophistication that a place of these characteristics deserves.

photo_credit Milena Villalba
Milena Villalba

• OUTDOOR SPACE
The access area consists of an outdoor waiting and meeting area. The bioclimatic pergola gives amore human scale to an industrial environment. Moreover, it has been designed to provide a friendlieraspect to this welcoming, waiting and meeting area.

The bioclimatic pergola has been made with micro-perforated metal sheet. It has been designed using panels with different openings, to allow a balance between protection from the sun and light permeability. When the sun hits the pergola, it creates a series of changing shadows on the building and on the pavement throughout the day.

photo_credit Milena Villalba
Milena Villalba

• VEGETATION
Vegetation is present as a design element in various points of the project to provide green areas to this industrial environment.

A small Mediterranean garden is designed at the entrance to the plot.The vegetation is planted along the walls around the plot and they are also integrated around the urban furniture. Mediterranean plants are the predominant vegetation, such as native aromatic herbs and the dwarf palm tree.

photo_credit Milena Villalba
Milena Villalba

The other important point of vegetation is the lateral linear planter visible as a backdrop from the interior rooms.

Team:
Client: Eléctrica Distribución SLU
Builder: Indalina SL

photo_credit Milena Villalba
Milena Villalba
photo_credit Milena Villalba
Milena Villalba
photo_credit Milena Villalba
Milena Villalba
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Material Used:
1. Illumination: Arkoslight
2. Interior Carpentry: Trazosdeco
3. Marbles: Marbres Toldrà
4. Exterior Pavement: Fenollar
5. Jardinería: Interjardí
6. Outdoor Furniture: Mmcite

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Outdoor Furnituremmcité street furniture
IlluminationArkoslight S.L.
Product Spec Sheet
Outdoor Furniture
Illumination
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