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48 - IGUALADA CEMETERY (THE)

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What should we do with our dead? Incinerate them? Bury them? Make them disappear? Keep them nearby and visit them? A strong memorial across the architecture of the 20th century and landscape, between Le Corbusier and Richard Long.

We are 70km from Barcelona, behind Montserrat. Here as in the rest of Spain, the dead are not buried, they are piled into niches, superimposed tombs.

The new Igualada cemetery was to be the work of a couple of Catalan architects at the start of their careers, Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos. A surprising project because it merges into the countryside. The land has been dug out and fitted with strange alignments of oblique concrete walls, covered with earth and planted.
Is it a building ? Or rather a thoroughfare? A place that is the richer for being unfinished?

Director(s) : COPANS (RICHARD)

Producer(s) : ARTE FRANCE, FILMS D'ICI (LES)

Production Year : 2011
Language(s) : German, English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.