The South Haven Centre for Remembrance creates a new non-denominational facility for the City of Edmonton. The new facility provides a response which reflects the core societal values of the local Edmonton community as well as meeting the clients growing operational needs.
The design features a symbolic thirteen metre tower which emerges from the prairie landscape which makes reference to the existing grave sites, monuments, columbaria and the latent memory that they embody. Our memory of visiting a cemetery is marked by time; the position of the sun, the quality of light and the weather on that particular day. For some it may be a solitary visit for a ceremony, for others it may be experienced through ritual visits which span the rest of their lives.