Brion-Vega Cemetery
The Brion-Vega Cemetery is in San Vito d'Altivole near Treviso, Italy. Carlo Scarpa (1909-1978) designed the addition to a previous cemetery. He is buried in this cemetery in a well hidden spot, within the interstitial space created by the walls of the old and new cemeteries. The site also includes a small chapel with a special entrance for caskets.

The cemetery includes many design features. The perimeter walls are the same height as the surrounding corn, which deemphasizes the cemetery. It also includes an island which the visitor cannot access (arguably a metaphor for the afterlife).

The window of the pavilion of meditation is in the form of a Vesica piscis, a repeated leitmotiv in Scarpa's architecture.


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  • Wantiya Wattanachatra
    Wantiya Wattanachatra commented
    Incredible details of Carlo Scapa.Are you the people from the Mars??very crezy very good job!!
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  • Wantiya Wattanachatra
    Wantiya Wattanachatra commented
    The most of interesting tomb in this world with very cool graphic design too!
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