BREAD studio: floating eternity cemetery
BREAD studio: floating eternity cemetery
jul 09, 2012

BREAD studio: floating eternity cemetery

‘floating eternity cemetery’ by BREAD studio 

london and hong kong-based architects BREAD studio have used the principles of cemetery evolution, where similar to housing, is determined by land supply.  as time goes by, burial method of our loved ones evolves. in a small city like hong kong, the critical motivation of changes is the limited availability of land. in conventional columbarium, the price for a lot which faces the front wall could be twice as that on the sidewalls. columbarium walls on the floating cemetery sit on a rail track where the energy supply is tidal powered, allowing for the walls to move forward slowly. walls traveling around the loop track provide each spot an equal chance for the best orientation. walls are also positioned at an angle to the cruise deck, giving all walls an open view to the beautiful scenery. the track  also brings the wall to the central ceremony space for the visitors during ceremonies. there are viewing platforms at two ends like deck for holding bigger ceremonies. 

BREAD studio: floating eternity cemetery zoning

BREAD studio: floating eternity cemetery cemetery evolution in hong kong

BREAD studio: floating eternity cemetery aerial view

BREAD studio: floating eternity cemetery location map

BREAD studio: floating eternity cemetery evening view

location: hong kong SAR, china function: cemetery design period: 2012 project area: 20,000 sqm GFA architect: BREAD studio

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  • This is such a great idea! It can enhance the cost effectiveness of space in Hong Kong tremendously, as the cemetery are vacant most time in the year. And this design is particularly meaningful to Hong Kong at this moment, whereas the supply of land is in historical low point.

    Well done Bread Studio!

    Leech says:

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