CN10ARCHITETTI is an architectural practice founded in 2004 by Gianluca Gelmini. The office is specialized in recovering of historical heritage at different scales of intervention. Over the years the firm has participated in national and international competitions winning prizes and awards.
Presented below is a new pavilion for cemetery in Dalmine, the city in the north of Italy. Commissioned by the municipality to increase the main cemetery to host 500 niches for ossaries and cinenary urns, the architects of CN10ARCHITETTI designed the new building composed by three repeated blocks on the west side of the lot.
The new structures refer with its shape to the near family chapels for dimensions, yet are made out of modern materials. Minimal and simple volumes are a praise to the virtue of modesty, a meeting point between nature and artifice.
To make the blocks look warm and intimate, the architects decided to choose white concrete and marble of Zandobbio as a main fabric. As they say, these materials „are expression of a simple language that try to rapresent the deep sense of the building that is the memory, the relationship between life and death, causing a mood suspended in an inaccessible and sacral dimension.”