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Hong Kong: A cruise for cremains

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New sketches from a company in the city on China’s southern coast have proposed the creation of a floating cemetery. Designed as a possible solution to Hong Kong’s shortage building space — particularly for graveyards – Bread Studio has come up with “Floating Eternity.” The structure would hold a rotating wall of 370,000 niches which are compartments allotted for people to place their urn containing the remains of their loved ones. Designed like a cruise ship, the floating cemetery would anchor along Hong Kong’s coastline, docking at a designated pier for visitors who want to visit their deceased relatives. “Architects are always made to think about life when designing buildings but not many think about death,” said Benny Lee, a designer at Bread Studio.

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0.0588573 “Architects are always made to think about life when designing buildings but not many think about death,” said Benny Lee, …
0.135183 “Architects are always made to think about life when designing buildings but not many think about death,” said Benny Lee, a designer at Bread Studio. “I was watching TV and saw a group of people encouraged by the government to scatter their loved ones’ ashes in the sea and noticed that the boat they were using to transport people out was really small. I thought why not make that boat bigger, better and more enjoyable for families.”
0.110258 “The design also focuses on plenty of greenery with bamboo gardens; something you don’t see in the stony graveyards in Hong Kong despite them being chiseled into hills because there’s simply no space,” said Lee.
0.260138 “A floating cemetery is the next natural step in Hong Kong’s history of graveyards,” said Lee.
0.0295217 “We’re aware that the wall of columbarium on the floating cemetery will also, at some point, reach its limit so we suggest stacking up additional storeys on top of the wall,” said Lee.
0.0657517 “We’re aware that the wall of columbarium on the floating cemetery will also, at some point, reach its limit so we suggest stacking up additional storeys on top of the wall,” said Lee. “But most importantly, it’s a short-term alternative. Who knows, we could be seeing a sea of floating cemeteries in a few years from now.”
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City: Hong Kong

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Hong Kong: A cruise for cremains

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Yet another passenger ship could be about to anchor in Hong Kong’s popular waters, but berths aboard this particular vessel will be more permanent.

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~ by vandal3di3go on December 18, 2012.