This was one of the first ‘natural’ burial grounds in the country; our client’s vision being that of bestowing a woodland upon future generations as opposed to a graveyard full of tombstones. It was also conceived as a place where people could gather and pay their respects in a tranquil, secular setting suited to their needs. A place to exercise dignity with or without religion (of any flavour).
The plan shape for a building designed to accommodate this thinking is that of a circle; hence the finished result. It is essentially a gathering space carefully located to serve and connect with the landscaped burial ground. Needless to say, the enterprise has proved immensely popular and a standard bearer for many others to follow.