RIBA Regional Awards 2014: South East
Medway Crematorium, Chatham
Clay Architecture for Medway Council
Contract £2.32m. GIA 493m2
The fine, rather modest symmetry of the existing crematorium had to undergo change to keep up with regulations on cremation. At the same time its two chapels have been enlarged with dynamic glulam extensions edged with large picture windows. A dramatic decorative steel screen picks up on the leading of the 1959 glass, while the copper wrap to the new wings clearly expresses the intervention.