|Building Size & Cost
A new 930 sq.ft. dual retort witness crematory, plus 1,500 sq.ft. of garden and accessibility improvements. Cost: $716,000
Design a verification crematorium whereby the user group can follow & observe the open casket’s journey from the chapel narthex to the crematory and visibly observe the cremation process.
The selected scheme uses heavy dashed stucco “parapet walls” to become green walls with plantings & vines and a pitched black roof system predominately hidden by the angled parapet walls to purposely distinguish it from the existing chapel. The structure’s angled walls and roof pitches reference the existing chapel angles.
The viewing galleries are sized for small groups of 4-6 or 10-12. Interior finishes are Shou Shugi Ban wood siding & ceiling, stone floors, concrete wainscots, and angular window systems. The space is meant for family contemplation during the 40-minute burn process and verification.