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Lima Architecture : Peru Building

New Chapel + Crematorium in Lima, Peru, South America – by Metropolis Architects

12 Jan 2007

Tanatorio Chapel + Crematory Jardines de la Paz, Lima

Peruvian Building

Design: Metropolis Architects


Tanatorio Chapel, Peru entrance Lima architecture
Entrance to the complex

Lima Architecture: the project is located in the peripheral area of Lima, in Peru. Close to the ocean and to a highway, it was planned to be on the higher portion of the land in order to become the focal point to the public view.

Tanatorio Chapel monument Peru
Monument that refers to a cross and calls attention to the complex

Peru Architecture
The Chapel

Lima Chapel
Exterior environment

The complex is composed of a chapel, a crematory, some spaces for vigil, coffee shop, administrative spaces and public restrooms.

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Monument detail

Peruvian Chapel
Interior of Chapel – geometrical wholes allowing lots of natural light

Tanatorio Chapel
Irregular holes in the concrete soffit

The buildings are situated around a circular plaza that gives place to the different situations during the ceremonial happenings. An abstract monument that refers to a cross was placed in the center of the plaza to call attention and announce the complex. The plaza also establishes the organization of the support buildings adjacent to the principal one: the chapel.

Tanatorio Chapel
Lighted details by night

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Interior of Tanatorio Chapel

Tanatorio Chapel
Exterior of Tanatorio Chapel

The chapel has capacity to two hundred people and was planned using a clean design with lots of wholes in geometrical shapes, which allow the natural light to get in, creating a unique atmosphere to the religious place. Designed basically from straight lines, the altar is the center of interest inside the building.

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Building Details

The Crematorium holds two different functions: one mystic, regarding the cult to death; the other practical and real, concerned about taking care of the corpses, from the burn process up to the last homage. This dual functionality is also showed off by the design of the building. Ascending lines with artistic compositions in the ceremonial spaces are positioned close together to the rational, austere and ascetic place where the furnaces are located.

Tanatorio Chapel
Support Buildings

Chapel Villa El Salvador
Exterior – geometrical shapes

Villa El Salvador Chapel
Construction details – basic forms

The design was based on basic shapes, simple lines and white color, attributing to the complex a “not bounded in time status” against the realistic urban scene that surrounds it.

Images: Metropolis – Architects, Lima, Peru

Name of photographer / image creator: ARCHITECT JOSE ORREGO

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Elevations, Plan, Sections

Tanatorio Chapel, Villa El Salvador, Lima images / information from Metropolis – Architects 120107

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