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ensō between life and death

The proposal aims to a vertical cemetery, not as a competitive construction to high buildings with commercial and pop identity in the area, but as a free space in the densely built environment of Tokyo. In contrary, a space for internal reflection is created, found in ancient Japanese culture. For this reason the circular vertical cemetery is located entirely underground forming landscape in the center of the city. That is how the new relationship between two unlike environments is defined  –the cemetery and the city and a cemetery explores the relationship between life and death within the city.


International Architectural  Competition for Tokyo Vetical Cemetery "Death and the City" - by ArchOutLoud


V. Panagiotou, R.Antopoulou & I. Chamilou

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