TRENT VALLEY CREMATORIUM

Role             Landscape Architects/LVIA
Architect     Howl Associates
Client          Dignity PLC

 

PROPOSAL   This rural site south of Derby is located in close proximity to two major roads; the A50 to the south and A6 to the west. The proposal looks to introduce a new, contemporary building set within a memorial landscape park. 

DESIGN FOR EXPERIENCE   The Crematorium is connected to Derby Road via a tree lined avenue, providing a processional entrance sequence. Once at the Crematorium parking area visitors walk across bridges over shallow water features to an extended building canopy. Upon arrival in the Chapel, a carefully constructed view is framed toward a sculptural feature located at the end of a gently rising land form beyond.