New West Cemetery - 4a Biennal 2006

Bart Brands, Sylvia Karres

De Nieuwe Ooster cemetery and crematorium in Amsterdam is by far the largest cemetery in the Netherlands. Measuring 33 Ha and containing over 28,000 graves, it was built in three phases, in 1889, 1915 and 1928. In the 117 years of its existence, it has undergone many changes. Since 2003 it has been a national monument. In 2001 a process of renovation and transformation process was started, which, at the end of 2003, included a shortlisted competition for the design of the cineraria (section 73 and section 75). This was won by Karres and Brands landscape architects. Construction started in 2005. Later, Karres & Brands also made a design for section 65 and a master plan for the whole cemetery. The latter provides a structured spatial and functional framework capable of meeting the requirements of the coming 50 years.


Karres en Brands landschapsarchitecten
Karres en Brands landschapsarchitecten

Detalls del projecte

Tipologia Cementiris
Promotor New West Cememtery Maintenance Division
Localització Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam, Països Baixos
Àrea 330000 m²
Cost 80 €/m²
Any inici 2004
Any finalització 2006