Hofheide crematorium - Holsbeek info

The temporary partnership of RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta S.P and COUSSÉE & GORIS architects appointed OMGEVING as a subcontractor to work out the technical details of the work required around the new Holsbeek crematorium. The land around the crematorium comprises around 5 hectares.

The layout included a parking area, a field for scattering ashes and a variety of areas for urns and a number of columbaria. Large embankments shield the area from the nearby regional road. An orchard and an expanse of water containing water plants create an atmosphere for silent contemplation. In consultation with the architects, materials were proposed and paving and details designed that connect seamlessly with the building.

title Hofheide crematorium
location Holsbeek
client temporary partnership between RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta and Coussee & Goris
status completed
period 2010-2014
method of award competition
surface area 5 ha
schedule parking area, field for scattering ashes, laying out the surrounds
tasks design plan, technical construction file, site management
budget € 1,800,000 excl VAT
team Evi Lefevere, Koen Moelants, Kristof D’Hooghe, Luc Wallays, Peter Seynaeve, Tompy Hoedelmans
project leader Peter Seynaeve