Cemetery extension of Castelmassa
The design of the new entrance to the cemetery together with the new square, sew to eachother the past enlargements with the goal to identify and honor the historic access by now lost. The new portal, with its architectural scale and monumentality, serves as a frame to the historic portal, giving back to it life.
The entire front and the whole square appear completely white, the color of purity. Ceramic tiles , in the facade, and white washed stones, on the floor, are respectively the materials used. One front in the portal will be soiled by reddish tears able to communicate the theme of suffering. From the square runs an architectural element that defines the square until you reach the portal, creating benches and parking areas for bicycles.
The new burials design take into account functional expedients aimed to elderly people. Access to the upper burials can indeed take place without the help of the "metal staircase", but with a comfortable covered and illuinated staircase. The use of two different colors material identifies the burial area.
Gravestones in stainless steel and LED candles complete the cemetery equipment.
place:Castelmassa, Rovigo, IT
client:Municipilaty of Castelmassa
design team:Rudy Davi, Stefano Bizzarri
structure engineer:Silvia Smanio, Umberto Zerbinato
geologist:Studio associato Daria Bottoni & Diego Merlin
wiring system:Red 2
date of commission2010
date of construction:2012-2013