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Fri 13.11.

Centre funéraire régional à Nyon / Switzerland by Aeby & Perneger

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 13.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Funeral centre in Nyon by Aeby & Perneger

Funeral center in Nyon by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

The Geneva based Aeby & Perneger Architects realised this funeral center in Nyon, a small town on the Lake Geneva.

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

“The simple building is situated at the entrance to the village Nyon at the edge of the cemetery and is firmly anchored in its surrounding wall. The building offers two connected public spaces, each with different passages and crossings. The first is for the cemetery administration, while the other is for users of the chapel hall and wake rooms. Seen from the outside, the building resembles a compact ground-level solitary unit. The entrances to the wake rooms and other cemetery administration rooms are located there. An additional basement is organised around an inner courtyard.”

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

“The interior suggests an area that develops away from the entrance hall. The scale of the room is gradually reduced until ultimately, the crypt in the basement has the dimensions of an average bedroom in an apartment. An alternative entrance allows people to exit the building without encountering new arrivals. Departing visitors cross the patio and take an exterior staircase to the exit.

The moulded concrete of the supporting exterior walls has a thoroughly dyed sandy tone. The materials used inside were chosen to create an intimate, homely character.”

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

Funeral Center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

Funeral Center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

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