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Cemetery Extension & Funery Chapel

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marte.marte architekten
 
location Batschuns
function cemetery, chapel
contributed by davidb

This project is an extension to the original village church, designed by Clemens Holzmeister in 1922. The chapel is almost a cubic volume. It comprises of four walls, with one low-level window and a timber door. The walls are made of rammed clay, constructed around a reinforced concrete armature. To minimise the effects of rain erosion, they are oversized and protected by a steel parapet. The soil, without any additives, was laid in shuttering in 12cm thick layers before being compacted. The low boundary walls of the cemetery extension were constructed in the same fashion. The roof is formed from timber with ply sheeting, topped with a waterproof membrane and incorporates a full-width roof light at the north end. The floor is also formed from clay, given a polished wax finish after being tamped and dried. It should be noted that this form of construction is quite expensive, and to help keep the costs down, much of the work was executed by volunteers from the local community.

 

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Cemetery Extension & Funery Chapel
Address
Kirchstrasse 14
Austria
Project is not public!
How to get there? The project is easy to find. Look for the church, located on the bend in Kirchstrasse; the project is on the north side of the church.
Completion 2001
Floor area/size 289 m2
Architectmarte.marte architekten
contractorLehm Ton Erde
structural engineerM + G Ingenieure
supplierMayer Glastechnik
Client Municipality of Zwischenwasser
 
Project ID 7044
Latitude/Longitude 47°16'47N 09°40'04E
Contributed by davidb
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