A long, transparent building has been designed for the amenities area of De Nieuwe Ooster cemetery. This extremely sustainable new building houses staff areas and a funeral parlour. The building has been designed entirely according to the principles of Industrially Flexible and Disassemblable (IFD) Construction and is completely prefabricated.
The floating plinth, the rhythm of the timber columns and rafters, as well as an elegant corbelled roof edge convey the character of a pavilion. The building is partly sunk into the bank of the adjacent arterial road. The building section containing the offices, canteen and staff areas for the maintenance service are spread over two storeys and look out onto this road. The section with the funeral parlour opens out to the cemetery’s car park. Four funeral rooms, two foyers and supporting facilities have been ingeniously interwoven. Using sliding walls, the spaces can be combined in different ways. Wooden slats in front of the glass façades break up the day light and ensure privacy.