Location: Surat, Gujarat, India
Shwinikumar Crematorium is located at Ashwinkumar Ghat on the banks of the river Tapti in Surat. A national competition was organised for a new crematorium. It was to house five gas furnaces with supporting activities such as the registration and administrative offices, storage, and large tracts of non-specified space.The first gesture of this design was to create a large clearing by removing all existing structures and then elevating the plane isolated above the adjoining river and the buildings. The clearing looks out only in the direction of the river, resulting in a 'skewed', angled plan.