The Client asked us to re-think how memorialisation takes place. What we came up with was a series of interlinked memorial environments that were designed as a part of a ‘journey’ that embraces a multi-sensory understanding and offered places of calm solitude for contemplation: Sitting within an existing cemetery, necessitating a seamless integration between old and new as well as bushland and urban surroundings.
This serpentine shaped garden contains cascading water elements, offering a welcoming and engaging gateway to the park.
The proposed memorial gardens are a gathering point for quiet reflection and remembrance.
RETREAT + SOLITUDE
Through subtle changes in ground level the individual gardens gain intimacy and privacy, thereby providing the appropriate degree of solace and retreat.
IDENTITY THROUGH LANDSCAPING
Each memorial garden is given a distinct feel through planting selections and sculptures.
FORM + MATERIALS
The serpentine form of the design evokes the existing curvilinear themes typical of the park, whilst responding to the natural topography of the site.
March 20, 2020
Northern Metropolitan Cemeteries Land Manager
Landscape, Artworks and Architecture