"Concept Design for New Crematorium in Thurrock24th February, 2021
Designcubed have been invited to provide designs for a new Crematorium in Thurrock. The proposals include two chapels of remembrance beneath a ‘floating’ wing shaped vaulted roof. The symmetrical design subtlety separates circulation and views between mourners in each chapel and maintains a dignified distance between those arriving and leaving between each service.
Each chapel benefits from private views into its own landscaped courtyard which leads on to a garden of remembrance concealed behind screens.
Researching for this project was an interesting, and at times difficult, emotional journey. We had to contemplate head-on the emotional, cultural and practical issues which surround the passing away of a loved one.
In developing the design we had to ensure that we respected the responsibility of producing a building which would come to signify, and hopefully, help to come to terms with the final farewells for so many people.