Huntingdon Crematorium goes in for planning
Following the commissioning by CDS (Cemetery Development Service) and Huntingdon Town Council to progress with concept design and planning application work for a new crematorium and burial ground; our design encompasses a multi-faith hall seating 100 people, crematory, water features, remembrance gardens, administration building, landscaping and parking.
The sculptural crematorium is the focal point of the design, articulating the mourners’ journey from arriving through an elegant colonnade surrounded by tranquil water, into the light-drenched multi-faith hall, before moving outwards into the covered flower court and beyond to the formal or informal burial grounds.
“A crematorium should be a place that is light, reflective and uplifting. It should be a place, a space that encourages remembrance, a space to pause and reflect. The building should somehow lift the human spirit and I think that naturally lit, lofted and airy spaces can do that.” Mark Doohan, Director.
The interior of the hall is designed to do just that; create an uplifting, hopeful and comforting atmosphere. The circular roof light spills brightness down into the space, whilst a large double height window opens the interior onto the landscape across a serene pond. The materials proposed are a simple palette of crisp white brick work and grey texture bricks, with gold and bronze column and door claddings injecting a warm accent colour and texture.
We will keep you updated on the highly anticipated outcome of the planning application due early October.