Mortonhall Crematorium interiors

In 1960, the City of Edinburgh commissioned Basil Spence & Partners to build a new multi-denominational crematorium. These interiors were shot for the City of Edinburgh Council.

Spence insisted that all the interior fixtures and fittings were kept simple. Pine pews set into concrete blocks allow for quiet reflection; a white concrete and bronze platform supports the coffin; and dark grey concrete slabs comprise the flooring. The only colour within the chapels comes from the stained glass windows, which cast coloured patterns onto the white plaster walls.