design for death architecture

Tower to Memorize Everyone

Tower to Memorize Everyone by Ty from china

designer's own words:

Everyone should be memorized and be fully respected when they are dead; no matter they are rich, poor, famous, or anonymous. They all contributed and shaped the current cities, while there are quite a number of dead people were being ignored, forgot and treated in a less respected way due to various reasons: no relatives, financial reasons etc. The proposed tower would cater for everyone lived in the city, their body will be treated according to their religious, custom. They can choose to be burial deep into the ground, burnt and dispersed up in the air, even sky burial to feed the birds etc. All those death related spaces like memorial hall, columbarium, crematorium, cemetery, chapel, temple, short stay hostel for the people attending the funeral, contemplation space etc will be stacked on top of each others to form the tower which can be seen from any corners of the city to act as the monument for the death. Their bodies are gone but their spirit will be staying with the tower and to be memorized by the public and the tower can be expanded to grow with the city.


tower that grows

cemetry in the air

as city monument

upper section of the tower

middle section of the tower

lower section of the tower

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    shortlisted entries

     
    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    491,185 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample