Beukenhof Crematorium & Auditorium
Schiedam, The Netherlands
Comprising an undulating, seamed copper roof and double-curved enclosure, Asymptote’s design for the Beukenhof Auditorium and Crematorium in Schiedam, The Netherlands exploits the country’s rich tradition of brick architecture through a thoroughly contemporary formal expression. The building’s interior spaces are imbued with a subtly transforming quality of light that works in concert with the shifting architectural form. On the exterior, the architecture is another landscape element that bridges over the adjacent canal.
Size: 4,150 sq.m
Location: Schiedam, The Netherlands
Architect: Asymptote Architecture
Principals: Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture
Client: Beukendatihof Founon