Cemetery Fluntern
Zürich, Switzerland, 2007
Landscape Architecture
Berchtold, Lenzin
Builder
Lehm Ton Erde Baukunst GmbH

Two rammed earth walls, arranged in an offset, mount the common space at the bottom edge of the community graves. A ground floor sheet, uplifted from the gravel path, leads past the wall into the enclosure. The flooring made of bound hydrated natural lime, affiliates the earthen appearance of the clay and ends at the far end of the wall siding. The chosen materials become a unit, which integrates itself into the park-like context and at the same time takes reference to the location itself. The rammed earth wall as a condition of the earth: a last resting place, as in the continuous erosion in the sense of the metaphor of being and deceasing.

(pictures: Martin Rauch)

Lehm Ton Erde