Crematorium Hofheide Holsbeek

Crematorium Hofheide Holsbeek

Architect
RCR Arquitectes


Coussée & Goris Architecten
Location
Holsbeek, Belgium
Project Year
2012
Category
Crematoriums
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Hofheide Holsbeek: crematorium made of high-tech architectural concrete

STRABAG Belgium nv as Contractors

The Hofheide inter-communal association (IGS) brings together 28 of the 30 municipalities in the district of Leuven as well as the Province of Flemish Brabant. A number of studies have shown that there was a need for a crematorium in the district of Leuven. Therefore, they selected the "Hofheide" location in Holsbeek. The crematorium offers a complete service under one roof. The publicly accessible areas are on the ground floor: two halls, family rooms, furnace entry with separate area for witnessing the entry of the coffin, reception, sanitary facilities, cafeteria and rooms for funeral meals.


STRABAG Belgium was responsible for the new construction of the Hofheide crematorium: carcass, roof covering, full site coordination and organisation of subsidiary contractors. The crematorium was mainly built using regional ironstone-coloured architectural concrete. Rainwater will be captured and buffered for use in the sanitary facilities while excess water will be collected in the pond around the building. The grey water will be purified "on-site" in the treatment plant and discharged to the pond.

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