san michele, venice renovations by david chipperfield (image: david chipperfield architects)

wallpaper has assembled a small collection of contemporary cemeteries and crematoriums from around the world. these examples are anything but traditional, each one pushes the design envelope in new ways. if you think cemeteries haven’t changed in a while, you may change your mind after seeing these examples.

contemporary cemetery designs tyne cot commonwealth war graves, passendale by govaert and vanhoutte (image: govaert & vanhoutte)

contemporary cemetery designs voghera, pavia by antonio monestiroli © marco introini

contemporary cemetery designs treptow crematorium, berlin by axel schultes and charlotte frank (image: axel schultes)