Sara Edilbe — The living cemetery
The living cemetery — A death scape focused on sustainability and inclusivity. By Sara Edilbe
Bow, Tower hamlets
To turn a disused site into a cemetery focused around resomation and sustainability, accommodating various death rituals for residents in Tower hamlets.
The three main issues that this project addresses are: The rising price of funerals; current body disposal methods that are harmful to the environment; and the divide between religions in cemeteries.
A series of water channels will take visitors on a journey to the building which is simple in form from the outside, but an overgrown forest on the inside. The building includes farewell spaces, wash rooms and courtyards which wrap around a flooded gas holder that distributes water to the rest of the site.
This cemetery typology will reduce carbon emissions and waste by current death habits and aid the decontamination of disused sites.