Death in the Healthy City:
Through our master-plan, the urban unit developed key principles about health and the city. Health was measured across Physical, Social and Mental, all of which were addressed and focused on, in what we believed a healthy city could be. In my personal project, I choose to focus on the social and mental health of the city, in regards to examining our unhealthy relationship with death. Death in our current society is seen as a taboo subject, it is something to be feared or ignored. This has been reflected in the architecture created for death, they are buildings of reserve or platitudes. I wanted to challenge this idea within my design, to develop a place of mourning and grief, but also of closure and memory. Inspired by other cultures approach to death, meditative architecture and research into what makes us healthy. Death in the Healthy City.