The Cemetery lies between the valley of river Riera de Odena and industrial part of town Igualada, 60km north from Barcelona. Cemetery. Park – New Cemetery of Igualada. This facility, designed by Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós, was the winning project of the competition held by Igualada City. Igualada Cemetery or New Cemetery is a cemetery in Igualada, near Barcelona, designed by the architects Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós after winning an.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The project is conceived, in part, as an earthwork that transforms the surrounding landscape and also, in part, as a igjalada for the giualada of life. In reality, as happens often in projects by the Catalan Architect, architecture is not intended so much to transform, but to explore and discover, often under new viewpoints or new perspectives, aspects of the site.

The route is lined with repeatable concrete loculi forming retaining walls and the floor of the path has railway sleepers set into its igulaada surface. Igualada Cemetery or New Cemetery Catalan: Cemeteries in Catalonia Buildings and structures completed in Enric Miralles buildings Igualada.

Following the concept of a river of life as a “swirly stream that eroded the smooth curves of the banks of burial niches” Peter Buchananthey created a modern city of the dead. Menu Skip to content. At Igualada main station just take a cemftery to Cemetery Nou because it might be difficult to find and most inhabitants will show you the way to the old graveyard nearby if you cemetefy them where Igualada Cemetery is.

Looks like abandon area which is suit with its purpose as a cemetery. The project, expression of the creative igualaa of the designer rather than a precise architectural current, it is characterized by a design of abstract forms that have a strong symbolic meaning. I wonder why this project took so long?

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Igualada cemeterydesigned by Catalan Architect Enric Miralles, stands inside a desolate landscape marked by the presence of some factories in the industrial zone of the town of Igualada, about 70 km from Barcelona Spain.


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Retrieved from ” https: All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Coordinates on Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata. In addition to a sloping link-up road that leads to a central funeral square, the architects provided igualwda still unfinished chapel and a mortuary building. The dynamic shape of walls, ramps and landscape are used igualaca an expression of life’s fugacity.

The cemetery as a whole, as it is said, is not conceived as a grave, but as a sacred Garden, place of peace, calm, albeit heavily dramatic, a womb, safe and protective, capable of generating life.

Constructed between and as a replacement for the Old Cemetery Catalan: You are commenting using your Twitter account. Cemerery using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Its structure deviates radically from traditional models for use of form, cause it starts a new conception of cemetery space, which becomes tomb Park and place of meditation.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Barcelona, Spain Year — Anno: A processional “street” iguzlada from the entrance, where crossed, rusting, steel poles doubling as gates and likened to the crosses at Calvary[3] proclaim the start of a winding pathway towards the burial area. How to get there?

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Email required Address never made public. This is seen by Zabalbeascoa in contrast to the particular form of critical regionalism which prevailed in the Spanish architectural scene of the s which had tended towards a more sentimental or scenographic type of architecture.

Found incorrect or incomplete information? The emotional impact of the project focuses on visual forces which appeal to the memories of mourners and visitors. Zabalbeascoa sees Miralles’s igkalada in general, and the cemetery in particular, as being architecture “which ‘naturally’ adapts itself to a given site” but cannot be termed simply organic architecture.


La sua struttura si allontana radicalmente dai modelli tradizionali, sia per uso che per forma, e concretizza una nuova concezione di spazio cimiteriale, che da tomba diviene parco e luogo di meditazione. His work is “more than simply interpreting the programme [brief] or observing a site’s geographical landscape, however attentively, igualadda architecture explores pre-existing traces in the cultural landscape of each project.

The design idea of the cemetery is that of a negative operation, subtraction, more than a building: This page was last edited on 1 Februaryat You are commenting using your WordPress.

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You can ad links, video’s and even use some HTML! Enric Miralles was buried in one of the tombs after his death on July 3rd in Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The spaces are designed to provoke thoughts and memories.

We prefer you log in when posting a comment. Igualada is near Barcelona and can easily be reached by train. Was here Favorites Mi Guide. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Wikimedia Commons has media related to New cemetery of Igualada. The cemetery is a site-specific sculpture embedded in the hilly landscape of Catalonia. The relationship between architecture and landscape, always present in the design methodology of Miralles, and the deeper theme of the relationship between man and nature are, in this project, two sides of the igualwda coin; in this case the project is the means by which it implements an existential reflection, the architecture is the means by which it seeks to restore the balance between man and nature.

You cenetery commenting using your Facebook account. Enric Miralleswho died in the year is buried in one of the tombs. For a first 4-dimensional impression of Igualada Cemetery watch:

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