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2014

Good Design Best 100

Award-winning item
Wo Hop Shek Columbarium and Crematorium [Wo Hop Shek Columbarium and Crematorium]
Business Owner
Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Govt.
Category
Space, architecture, facility for public
Company
Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Govt. (China)
Award Number
14G110975
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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Outline

The project consists of a public Crematorium and Columbarium. The Crematorium has 3 services halls and a cremation plantroom. The innovative planning, peaceful service hall design as well as the integrated landscape provide a silent and peaceful place for grieving families to say goodbye to the deceased. The Columbarium houses 43,710 niches for bone ashes. It is designed as a park-like environment with a niche block with timber facade and thematic gardens of remembrance. It reduces sense of fear of a traditional columbarium and gives this building type a new image to the public.

Producer

Mr. Frank WONG Mrs. Alice CHING WOO Mr. Boris KAM

Director

Mr. Daniel On Yuen CHOW

Designer

Mr. M. C. CHUNG Mr. Peter LAU

Already in service/use
2012/9

Evaluation

Different from other burial sites, Wo Hop Shek Columbarium and Crematorium focus on integration of natural scenery with constructed buildings. Looks simple and clear, it is built with plain and natural materials, where the wood bars brighten the internal and external space with a freshening stroke. Light intermingled with shadow melts coldness and loneliness, emanates vitality while keeping serenity and solemnness. Looks lively and exaggerated to impact mood, the limited visual impact mitigates stressful ambience of the crematorium. The hall of crematorium returns to simplicity and brightness with well-proportioned light against space modeling to ensure integrity of Wo Hop Shek Columbarium and Crematorium as a whole.

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