Crematorium, Silvassa, D&NH
Crematorium, Silvassa, D&NH
Project Type
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Planning and Development Authority
Completed, 2016
Site Area
1.1 Ha
Associated Consultant(s)

Facile Maven Pvt. Ltd.

Project Description

The crematorium at Silvassa, situated on the banks of river Daman Ganga is designed having a pyramidal roof – a representation of connection of sky and earth as one. The building, introvert in nature opens only towards the edge of the river where the functions which fulfill the essential rites of crematorium are performed. The landscape features constitute large gardens, covered and open seating facilities, and Smiriti - 1, a meditative space which are cohesively designed along the existing nature of the site. The water drain on the site is also planned in agreement with the natural contour. The design is such that it separates the activities being performed at the crematorium from the gardens abutting the river edge. These gardens are merged with the riverfront and serve as a public place.

The project is a part of DPR for Daman Ganga Riverfront prepared by DPC.