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Circle of Life

Organized by UNFUSE

Circle of Life4 months left to enter
  • OrganizerUNFUSE
  • CategoryDesign/Architecture
  • PrizeOther award, Cash
  • RegionGlobal
  • EligibilityOpen to everyone
  • Deadline2019-12-15
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In the coming decades, where our ageing population will complete their life cycle and we will face rising mortality rates - we still do not have enough infrastructure to support this purpose. The pace at which this unspoken need for the deceased is growing - will fall short for the demographic in consideration.

In times of accelerating urbanization and densification, cemeteries face the challenge of keeping up their relevance as a public urban space. This condition is not only an issue of space but also of cultural identity that can be projected within its environment. This population that has been accumulating in the urban realms, is now facing an impending shortage of land. The available land is no more affordable for the masses.  

The infrastructure of the coming decades has to be prepared for a sustainable future. With land being a limited resource now, a strategical and sensitive approach to design a resting place is necessary.

How will architecture house this uncharted need of the cities of tomorrow? How can we make a common ground for all faiths/agnostic population to practice their last rites in sustainable ways within our future urban environments?