concept for a new contemporary crematorium in Wales south west view

Powys Crematorium

A striking proposal for a multi-functional crematorium in Wales
Location Powys, Wales
Status Concept
Use Commercial
Client Private

A contemporary proposal for a much-needed multi-functional Crematorium facility in Powys, located alongside a new natural Green Burial Site and Gardens of Remembrance. Sensitively designed to build upon and enhance the landscape character of the area, the design references local heritage sites and seeks to make a positive improvement to the landscape and local ecology.

contemplation area of crematorium with beautiful view
interior of crematorium with clerestory windows
concept for a new contemporary crematorium in Wales

Floating roof & earth berms

The design incorporates two chapels, with separate entrances and facilities for mourners. Within each chapel, full height windows frame far reaching views into the Welsh countryside and a central contemplation area allows visitors an outside space to reflect and take in the fresh air.

The building is nestled within a surrounding earth berm minimising it’s visual impact in the landscape whilst reflecting the historical burial mounds. The roof gives the appearance it is floating, facilitated through high level clerestory glazing allowing light to flood into key areas. The building and landscaping build on the character of the landscape and use a palette of grass, water, stone, timber and brick.

crematorium chapel north entrance design concept

We worked on the project alongside landscape Architects Land Studio in Chester and drainage consultants Ceri Environmental Consulting in Newton.

The proposal was overwhelmingly backed by councilors at planning committee.

concept for a new contemporary crematorium in Wales west elevation
concept for a new contemporary crematorium in Wales south elevation