Located at the intersection of Airport Boulevard, Bohm Road, and Shady Lane in the city's former eastern periphery, the project is a municipal cemetery, consisting of a crematorium, columbaria and a nursery. The ceremonial process revolves around Alkaline hydrolysis, where the peptide infused liquid will be utilized in the nursery’s drip irrigation system.
The nursery represents the origin of the tree lifecycle and can only be seen from every sequence of the experience process, but not from the exterior. The main idea is to guide the visitors through a set of sequences where the nursery would be the focal point at all times. The objective is to incite their curiosity, where they would start discovering fragments of the sacred space before slowly disconnecting from the outside world.
The strong character of the site lies in the surrounding canopy along the perimeter, which generates alternating moments of privacy and exposure. These moments define the regulating grid of the site, thus putting in place the building organization, which reads through two main axes: the first creates an opposition between the chapel and the crematory, where one entity translates as a negative of the other at different scales: the crematory is buried below grade and lies within the columbaria walls, whereas the chapel, situated above the ground, becomes a part of these walls. The second axis is defined by the nursery gardens, along which the trees would be moved as they grow.
These two intersect in order to create an emphasis on the concept of temporality ; first through materiality, then through the transparent barrier between the sacred spaces created by the permanent trees of the nursery, and finally through the entry sequence, where the trees are younger as the visitor gets closer to the heart of the project.