Beauty in simplicity.
The municipality of Deutschfeistritz is planning to add a permanent roof in front of the existing funeral hall for memorial services use. At the moment, parasols are used as a temporary solution. A permanent canopy would serve as an extension of the interior to the outside and offer more space for visitors, but also accommodate smaller open-air memorials.
The design includes only what is necessary, nothing more and nothing less: A platform and a roof supported by eight supports. Thus, the design of the canopy is unobtrusive, complementing the existing building in a meaningful way without competing with it.
Solid white concrete as a material makes it seem as if the roof was made from one piece. A closer look reveals subtle details that come about through different structuring of the same material. Essential structural elements such as a circumferential weather drip, head plates for the supports or waterspouts are formulated as decorative components.