Mahaprasthanam crematory | D A Studios

Mahaprasthanam crematory | D A Studios

|INITIATION|
The client PHOENIX FOUNDATION with local Municipal Corporation undertook the task of accomplishing this state of the art crematorium from a neglected crematory in the foot of Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India. As an already existing 3.7-acre crematory/cemetery, the initiative was to accommodate the Hindu cremation rituals, culturally and contextually. 

|Philosophy|
In Hindu Philosophy of Ģta Life’s purpose is fulfilled when one goes through the 16 phases called Shodasha Samskara. Death in Hindu Philosophy is but a journey in search of perfection and eventual Moksha.

|Ritual|
Antyeșṭi, the final stage of life is the funeral ritual. Divided into 5 major stages- preparation, cremation, mourning, purification, and commemoration- the last rite is fulfilled.

|Concept|
lamenting the lost, the built forms are shaped in such a way that; Pavilions embrace to console the loved ones, Waiting for halls silently bow in honor, & Pyres open up to liberate the lost in a farewell.
|Symbol| Every step, every stone & every turn empathizes with the loss and lost as much as it was for the living and the life shared. It symbolizes the significance of love and loss as continuity.

|Function|
Due to building on an existing crematory, the open land pockets left a scattered layout to the built forms. resulting in a organic layout of spaces.

 

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