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Trip Along Flemish roads # 01 /05/2017

West & Oost-Vlaanderen +West- Vlaams-Brabant,

This spring we’re off on a journey, not on an exotic destination like Chandigarh or Naoshima, but to the Flemish hinterland where the names of the hamlets vaguely sounds familiar and where cyclists tracks are guiding us.

Lecture own work

Crematorium de Heimolen, Sint-Niklaas

The cemetery Heimolen in Sint-Niklaas proves that neutrality may also be staggering. The two buildings – the reception building and crematorium, interconnected through the landscape – bear the stamp of the architectural language developed by the designers for nearly twenty years.

Claus & Kaan

Claus en Kaan Architecten was a Dutch architects office founded in 1987 and ended January 1st, 2014 by Felix Claus and Kees Kaan.

Felix Claus (°Arnhem, 1956) and Kees Kaan (°Breda, 1961) both graduated from Delft University of Technology in 1987.

In 2008 Claus en Kaan completed a crematorium in the Belgian town of Sint-Niklaas. Catherine Slessor, editor of the Architectural Review called it ‘a powerful statement, evoking timelessness, elementality and a connection with nature’.