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Columbarium at St Pierre du Mont, France

Hugo le Ray

Because it is located close to Saint Pierre du Mont's Church, classified as a historic monument dating from the twelfth century, this columbarium is by its nature bound to eternity and so it required the use of traditional materials.

Local stone and copper, historic building materials, and vegetation chosen for to provide cool shade for an arbour, scenting the air with jasmine and camellia. Materials are simple and noble at the same time.

The materials relate to the passage of time, with different cycles, creating new forms, new colors, new textures. An initial tension between cold stone/hot metal, rough stone/smooth metal, matt stone/shiny metal. follow softness of the foam on the stone, green oxidation of copper, plant growth.

A place that celebrates the passed life and which brings the hope of future ones. Materials united in a common ageing, a building that lives and shelters life ... for everyone.

« Ne dites pas: mourir, dites:naître »  Victor HUGO, Ce que c'est que la mort 

 

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Building

Owner: 
Saint Pierre du Mont
Completion date: 
2011
Country: 
France
City: 
St Pierre du Mont, Gousse

Categories

Applications: 
Panels
Type of building: 
Churches, religious
Copper used: 
Classic
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
Hugo le Ray
Address & description: 
Saint Pierre du Mont City401 Avenue du Val l'AdourGousse 40465France

Awards

Season: 
2013

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