Haren – Cemetery Scharlakenhof

One of our specialties is to design new cemeteries and/or extensions of existing cemeteries. A new cemetery was developed for the purpose of a competition organized by the town of Haren (near Groningen). We decided to create three burial hill grounds in order to minimize the visual impacts of the natural environment. The central building and parking areas are also located on the burial hills. Due to the different techniques used for this project, there will not by any influence in the flow of the groundwater. The spatial concept made it possible to hide the cemetery in the countryside. Ecologically controlled maintenance and grazing have added a new and interesting landscape area added to the edge of the urban environment.