Incredible structure recently completed in Seoul Korea….
FROM THE SEOUL
“Hidden in a valley among the Woo-Myun mountains, Korean practice Haeahn architecture has erected the ‘Seoul Memorial Park’. The crematorium sculpts the landscape with a new ethos to conclude life’s journeys in a peaceful and natural environment. The path to the building is deeply rooted in the site, gradually growing and peeling out of the ground so as not to disrupt the serenity of the topography, eventually leading to a descending winding roof structure. The progression through the sequence of spaces marks the different stages of passing, all focused around a comforting black-stone reflecting pool. The long exterior entry driveway opens to the procession hallway, clad in neutral polished marble tiles. Large vaulted ceilings and indirect lighting create a spiritual ambiance with a dramatic crescendo at the crematorium hall and finally a meandering garden brings one back to nature, to be reminded of the natural cycle of time as is present in the surrounding panorama.”
source:designboom all images courtesy © haeahn architects