Tanatorio Del Carmen | Del Carmen Funeral Home

Tanatorio Del Carmen | Del Carmen Funeral Home

Architect
MCEA | Arquitectura
Location
Torreaguera, Murcia, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Crematoriums
David Frutos Fotografía de Arquitectura

Tanatorio Del Carmen | Del Carmen Funeral Home

MCEA | Arquitectura as Architects

The DEL CARMEN FUNERAL HOME project in Torreagüera consisted of the reform of a premises included in an existing industrial building for the implementation of a program of uses that includes 3 rooms, a chapel, cafeteria and spaces for internal use by staff.

The industrial typology of the space to be reformed substantially conditioned the conception of the project from its initial phase, by requiring the use of techniques and resources of industrial construction to design spaces with important connotations of traditional domestic and religious architecture. This attempt to merge industrial construction techniques with interior spaces of a domestic and religious nature is visible in two fundamental aspects:

- On the one hand, the natural lighting system of the rooms and the chapel is solved by means of industrial light collectors (SOLATUBE), which is represented in one of the most relevant elements of the project as it constitutes the main element of singularization of the altar of the chapel.

- On the other hand, the untying of the new uses with respect to the existing uses in the building (commerce) is sought by treating the façade which, while maintaining the white color of the whole, introduces a nuance through a vertical grating achieved by superimposing a cladding with a perforated ribbed architectural profile that allows unifying the entire façade of the premises.

The relationship of the interior spaces of the building with the public space is structured in two categories:
- A meeting and gathering space that is totally visually open to the public thoroughfare, conceived as its extension, constitutes the general hall of the chapel and rooms.

- The remaining spaces, that is, rooms and cafeteria, are endowed with a greater degree of seclusion and privacy by concealing them from the public thoroughfare by interposing the perforated façade finish as a latticework.

 

Material Used :
1. Facade cladding: Perfil KEOPS de Europerfil
2. Windows: Ventana K-Line
3. Interior lighting: Iluminación natural, Solatube

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Facade cladding: Perfil KEOPSEuroperfil
WindowsK·LINE
Interior lighting: Iluminación naturalSolatube International
Product Spec Sheet
Facade cladding: Perfil KEOPS
KEOPS by Europerfil
Windows
by K·LINE
Interior lighting: Iluminación natural
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