After death : a multidimensional peace of mind
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This project is the first burial ground applying a "cementary-park" concept in an urban area of Hong Kong, providing emotive spaces for the relief of mourners and encouraging locals to use daily for leisure. Death is still quite often a taboo in Hong Kong, where most death architecture and landscape are unpleasant and frightening spaces commonly situated at urban fringes. The existing funerary facilities are highly functional and lifeless, that the mourners can hardly find appropriate space for reflection, relief, catharsis or even a chat. Seeing the contrast between traditional closed columbaria in Hong Kong and the western open graveyards, I notice an opportunity to improve death architecture in the east, taking the strengths and values from both the east and the west.