Moying Huang conceives eco-crematorium within disused London power station - architecture and design

Moying Huang conceives eco-crematorium within disused London power station



Royal College of Art graduate Moying Huang has designed an ecologically friendly crematorium that would use liquid cremation to eliminate emissions from traditional incineration processes.
Named Funeral Futures, the proposed facility would be built around liquid cremation ? a flame-free process where bodies are broken down in liquid over several hours.
The eco-crematorium would be built in an obsolete coal and power station on Lots Road in Chelsea, London ? chosen by Huang for its iconic chimneys and riverside location.

Huang proposed retaining the surviving features of the half-demolished power station and incorporating  mezzanines and platforms to create contemplative spaces for mourning.
"This project imagines how the future crematorium in London in 2025 can be mutually efficient as well as emphatic," said Huang. "Able to host three multi-faith cremation services simultaneously, this futural factory still protects the need for intimacy, privacy, ritual and ceremony that each family deserves," she told Dezeen.

The ecologically friendly crematorium is arranged around a central atrium on the first floor, which is accessed via a grand central staircase
The large space is sliced using square columns, which continue upwards through a steel-grid structure on the ceiling. Passing through the semi-enclosed ceiling, they were designed to create varying degrees of illumination within the main hall.
"I used the light and shadow to divide the space into dif...
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