Wyre Forest Crematorium wins award
Wyre Forest Crematorium in Worcestershire has won an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The crematorium was named as one of the 75 buildings across the UK to pick up a regional winner award for 2012.
Councillor Ian Hardiman, Wyre Forest District Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for community wellbeing, said: “When we set out to bring a new crematorium and cemetery to the district, we wanted a building that would meet the different needs of the bereaved and provide a fitting environment for any type of funeral. It is great to hear the experts are impressed with the outcome.”
The judges praised the degree of architectural ambition: “A complex and ambitious composition has created spaces that have real serenity and gravitas. Great care has been taken with high level clerestory light, particularly around the wedge-shaped chapel. With thought and consideration the architect leaves with us a building that stands scrutiny from all sides.”
The crematorium and cemetery is the result of a partnership between Wyre Forest District Council and Dignity Plc.
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