Landscaping plan IJsselhof Cemetery Gouda
Landscaping plan commissioned by the municipality of Gouda. An assignment for the fitting of a crematorium into a cemetery.
The Plan The cemetery is located outside the dikes on the Hollandse IJssel. The site, consisting of two strongly separated parts, also houses a park. We turned the area into one big park, the separation was lifted. The existing monumental row of trees and planting were maintained and used to create an axis that starts in a covered clearing. There, the crematorium is incorporated into an earthen wall. Outside, under a tarpaulin, the fire is burning. Along the axis are a chapel and a new water feature. The axis points to the sea, the water along the park is tidal water, has ebb and flow. IJsselhof Gouda