search

PIRANESI AWARD 2012

Islamic cemetery, Altach, Austria, 2011
architect Bernardo Bader


PIRANESI AWARD 2012

Islamic cemetery, Altach, Austria, 2011
architect Bernardo Bader

A clear overall order well integrated in the landscape and responsive to the transition from life to death. The project establishes a spatial sequence and variations in meditative atmosphere, through the articulation of light and shade, and a consistent vocabulary of walls, floors and ceilings in direct materials. References to Islamic traditions are made in the geometry of the window screens, but also at a deeper level of abstraction. The project is also to be praised for its sobriety and restraint.

 

Islamic cemetery, Altach, Austria, 2011
architect Bernardo Bader

A clear overall order well integrated in the landscape and responsive to the transition from life to death. The project establishes a spatial sequence and variations in meditative atmosphere, through the articulation of light and shade, and a consistent vocabulary of walls, floors and ceilings in direct materials. References to Islamic traditions are made in the geometry of the window screens, but also at a deeper level of abstraction. The project is also to be praised for its sobriety and restraint.

 

search