Slovene architecture

Cemetery Srebrniče

Arhitekton, Aleš Vodopivec, Nena Gabrovec, Davorin Gazvoda, Dušan Ogrin / 2000

The area of the cemetery in the forest is defined by two buildings, a smaller building with a florist, service spaces and offices at the main entrance, and a central farewell building with chapels. The farewell hall features three elements: in the axis of the walking path there is a covered portico leading to the hall. It opens into natural environment through glazed windows. There are green atriums between chapels, which represent the only contact with the outside world. The wooden screen, also placed on the facade of the service facility, separates the area of the central cemetery alley from the intimate grove in front of the chapels. A thin, translucent line can only be seen in the form of a shadow, and it ends with tubular bells.

Object information

Construction year
Total floor area
80000 m2

Technical team

Aleš Vodopivec, Nena Gabrovec
Interior design
Aleš Vodopivec, Nena Gabrovec
Landscape architecture
Davorin Gazvoda, Dušan Ogrin
Miran Kambič

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