Architecture Between Light and Shadow

architects David Mišič, Ljubo Mišič
project Mortuary Facility Building and Farewell Chapels, Ajdovščina, Slovenia
written by Andrej Hrausky


The old cemetery in Ajdovščina is somewhat unhappily located between the football field and the industrial zone, near the main road to Nova Gorica. The cemetery had already been expanded in the past, with the new rectangular section built on a slope. A new car park was added not far away, on the east side, so the cemetery was mainly entered from that direction. Despite this extension, the cemetery soon became too small, and also no longer complied with regulations. In 2009, the Maribor office Styria d.o.o. submitted several design proposals for the reconstruction, and in the following year, the Municipality opted for the project design version that was to be completed