RIBA South Regional Award for Bierton Crematorium – Latest
We're thrilled to announce that Bierton Crematorium has won a RIBA South Regional Award! It's one of several award-winning crematoria projects we have designed with Haverstock in recent years.
The new-build crematorium provides a chapel for 100 people, along with associated mourning facilities including a floral tribute and remembrance chapel. In addition, the building holds administration and staff spaces, as well as the crucial cremator equipment.
The scheme is a sensitive response to a rural landscape environment and a series of programmatic requirements required in a crematorium: clear and unimpeded movement of visitors from arrival to departure; uplifting yet dignified spaces for the mourning parties; landscape and commemoration that provide a space for memory and evocation; a form and materiality that provides reassurance and solace.
The relationship between the building and its context is reinforced by the undulating roofscapes, with their sedum coverings, and the use of natural materials in both the structure and cladding.
Read more about the project here.
Many congratulations to the client, Buckinghamshire Council, and everyone involved in the project!