Kersten Geers David Van Severen win 1st prize for Crematorium, Ostend

Competition, Vlaamse Bouwmeester, Belgium

August 2014
OFFICE, in collaboration with Richard Venlet and Bureau Bas Smets, has won the Open Call competion for a new Crematorium in Ostend, Belgium. The project houses 2000 m² of program - a mix of public, administrative and technical functions - in a single story building covered by an inclined roof, dotted by roof lights and abstract shapes. The building seeks a delicate and serene connection with its surroundings and will stand as one of several new landscape elements populating the beautiful polder around Ostend.