The Cemetery lies between the valley of river Riera de Odena and industrial part of town Igualada, 60km north from Barcelona. Cemetery. Park – New Cemetery of Igualada. This facility, designed by Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós, was the winning project of the competition held by Igualada City. Igualada Cemetery or New Cemetery is a cemetery in Igualada, near Barcelona, designed by the architects Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós after winning an.

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At Igualada main station just take a taxi to Cemetery Nou because it might be difficult to find and most inhabitants will show you the way cemegery the old graveyard nearby if you ask them where Igualada Cemetery is. The project is conceived, in part, as an earthwork that transforms the surrounding landscape and also, in part, as a metaphor for the river of life.

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The emotional impact of ogualada project focuses on visual forces which appeal to the memories of mourners and visitors. Zabalbeascoa sees Miralles’s work in general, and the cemetery in particular, as igulada architecture “which ‘naturally’ adapts itself to a given site” but cannot be termed simply organic architecture. This site uses cookies. Looks like abandon area which is suit with its purpose as a cemetery.


Notify me of new comments via email. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Coordinates on Wikidata Commons category link is iguualada Wikidata. The dynamic shape of walls, ramps and landscape are used as an expression of life’s fugacity. The cemetery as a whole, as it is said, is not conceived as a grave, but as a sacred Garden, place of peace, calm, albeit heavily dramatic, a womb, safe and protective, capable of generating life.

The route is lined with repeatable concrete loculi forming retaining walls and the floor of the path has railway sleepers set into its concrete surface. Its structure deviates radically from traditional models for use of form, cause it starts a new conception of cemetery space, which becomes tomb Park and place of meditation. Enric Miralleswho died in the year is buried in one of the tombs.

Park – New Cemetery of Igualada

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In addition to a sloping link-up road that leads to a central funeral square, the architects provided a still unfinished chapel and a mortuary building.

A processional “street” descends from the entrance, where crossed, rusting, steel poles doubling as gates and likened to the crosses at Calvary[3] proclaim the start of a winding pathway towards igalada burial area. The project, expression of the creative originality of the designer rather than a precise architectural current, it is characterized by a design of abstract forms that have a strong symbolic meaning. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We prefer you log in when posting a comment.


This is seen by Zabalbeascoa in contrast to the particular form of critical regionalism which prevailed in the Spanish architectural scene of the s which had tended towards a more sentimental or scenographic type of architecture. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Iyualada and Privacy Policy.

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The design idea of the cemetery is that of a negative operation, subtraction, more than a building: You can ad links, video’s and even use some HTML! Barcelona, Spain Year — Anno: The relationship between architecture and landscape, always present in the design methodology of Miralles, and the deeper theme of the relationship between man and nature are, in this project, two sides of the same coin; in this case the project is the means by which it implements an existential reflection, the architecture is the means by which it seeks to restore the balance between man and nature.

Igualada cemeterydesigned by Catalan Architect Enric Miralles, stands inside a desolate landscape marked by the presence of some factories in the industrial zone of the town of Igualada, about 70 km from Barcelona Spain. Igualada Cemetery or New Cemetery Catalan: Menu Skip to content. You are commenting using your Twitter account. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: