The new facilities for Barcelona’s Nou Barris and Sant Andreu districts seek to blend into the context, creating a system of green spaces for the zone that emphasize pedestrian routes.
The envelope is materialized in brick, playing with openwork and the arrangement of bonds in accordance with the needs of a one-level building topped with a garden roof that incorporates photovoltaic panels. The funeral parlor has four rooms where wakes are held, and they include courtyards with vegetation to bring in natural light.
The chapel is a hexagonal hall with a sloping slab of exposed concrete and clad in vertical panels of grooved oakwood with two different cuts. A large window faces a triangular courtyard presided by a Ginkgo Biloba tree, a symbol of life and renewal.