emergence by Enzo Pascual, Pierre Rivière from france
designer's own words:
EMERGENCE highlights the afterlife based on the maxim attributed to Lavoisier: "Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed". This project aims to make the cemetery a reservoir of life, a place of peace and places of worship for the families and friends of the deceased.
The concept consists of two parts.
An underground including a biodegradable coffin potential and enriching the soil, through the choice of materials such as PLA (bioplastic) for the upper (100% biobased, compostable 100% transparent, rigid and easy to install work) and Bio-composites for the base part (100% biobased, 100% compostable, rigid and easy to implement).
The upper part consists of two elements, a reservoir of life is in direct connection with the coffin of the deceased and a foundation for meditation. These two modules are produced with a concrete biological promotes the growth of microorganisms and absorbs some of the atmospheric CO2. The reservoir of life is to develop the continuity of life of the deceased. This extension allows plant produce electricity and thus light. This method works 24 hours 24 regardless of sun or wind, thanks to the plants. This technology is also CO2 neutral, quiet, clean and efficient.
EMERGENCE is a tank that promotes independent living meditation day and night, in a natural environment and confined.
Visual of the tomb, the urn and casket.Visual of the urn coffin comprising the principle of decomposition by microorganisms.Visual detail of the urn and casket.Visual from the grave at night, including the principle of producing electricity.