transformationalcemeterydesign

Is this all a cemetery can be?

In Cemeteries on August 27, 2009 at 1:52 am

A cemetery, or mausoleum, or columbarium, or private plot, or memorial ground should be a place for the living. They’re the ones who are visiting sacred memory places. Too many burial grounds are laid out on a scale that is not human- they’re geared to efficient land use only. There are not enough spaces that allow people to approach their destinations on foot.

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These places definitely served a purpose, but today they are not alive. Hopefully these types of sites could be remodeled and transformed into true parks of memory.

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And..how about materials and forms for a sustainable 21st century?

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