Crematorium Siesegem Aalst

Architect: Kaan Architecten (Rotterdam) 
Client: Intercommunale Westlede
Surface: 4.400 m²    
Location: Aalst
Timing: 2012 –  2018
Budget: € 10.000.000
Status: realized

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Construction of a crematorium in Aalst. The design emphasizes the close relationship between the building and the natural surroundings. The interior spaces are oriented within the landscape so that enclosed patios arise to help diminish the distinction between the inside and the outside.

The crematorium won the 1st prize in the category Buildings at the fair Made in Milan. (2019)

Sustainability is the design's backbone and is reflected in the use of renewable and low-carbon materials, state-of-the-art heat recovery systems and zero-energy consumption.

Bureau Bouwtechniek is responsible for the complete construction-technical support of architect firm Kaan architects from the tendering phase. BB is responsible for technical assistance during the design process, the layout of the implementation plans, the blueprint of constructional specifications and estimates. BB leads the monitoring of the implementation.

Team BB: arch. ilze De Backer, ir. arch. Gert Biebauw, ir. arch. Karen Josso, ir. arch. Katrien Van Goethem, ir. arch. Jona Van Steenkiste