Architecture, Design and Urbanism Competition Results Archive
Architecture, Design and Urbanism Competition Results Archive

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Second Prize

JURY’S COMMENTS: At a first glance, Park your Soul in Heaven has a fairly general approach of dealing with cars, by hiding them rather than addressing the issue more directly. But at a closer look, it relates to cars and urbanisation on a much larger scale, and over a longer time-frame, by drawing on the notion that cars have, by being a crucial part of how modern cities are shaped, forced cemeteries out of cities. Additionally, it makes an interesting point in times when traditional methods of burial and memorial, using vast areas of land, are coming to an end as the world population (and numbers of deceased) continues to expand: a new vision for commemorating our dead is required. Park your Soul in Heaven helps to place this in a context that prevents it from coming across as morbid, and sets up a dialogue about dealing with death in the future. While the two programs are physically separated from each other, they are tied together not only by their theoretical relation, but also through their uncluttered and contained design, where the columbarium distinguishes itself with a softer, warmer feel. The slim arches supporting the top volume lends a dignified air to the ceremonial space. The clear diagrams explain structure and concept convincingly, and sit well among the renderings.

Results of the Competition Poor But Beautiful
Results of the Competition Poor But Beautiful

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