Transforming a traditional cemetery into a contemporary park

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Transforming a traditional cemetery into a contemporary park

Sunday, 17th of April saw the official opening of the Bunurong Memorial Park by the Victorian Premier, the Hon Daniel Andrews.

  While cemeteries were once designed for a few and looked only to the past, Bunurong Memorial Park transforms the conventional to create a contemporary community park for all - for everyday use, for walking and playing; in addition to being a most special place to memorialise the lives of those now passed.   Bunurong Memorial celebrates the unique landscape of Australia and embraces the diversity of cultural and religious traditions, to fashion a place that gives a contemporary, elegant and unique experience.   Working closely with BVN Architects, ASPECT Studios delivered the 11 hectare site including 80,000 native trees and shrubs, three architectural designed chapels, administration and function centre, funeral services centre, café, florist, multi-faith rooms, and road works.   Return to News