Bachelor Thesis | Melanie Schlanser | 6th semester | summer semester 2017

In all cultures and over all centuries, funeral rituals are an important part of mourning for the bereaved. Mourning and pain are very individual experiences for each individual, shaped by their own cultural, sociological and religious background. Against this background, a room for funeral ceremonies is to be designed, offering a dignified setting and at the same time the potential to respond very closely to the mourners’ individual situation and imagination. The funeral parlour is neither denominationally nor religiously bound, corresponding symbols can be arranged in a non-permanent way. The supporting structure should be taken into account in the design; it can be a formative design element, but need not necessarily be left visible.

The work was supervised by Prof. Stefan Zimmermann.