This project was completed in collaboration with Daly Landscape Architecture.
Located in Saanich, BC, Canada, the memorial garden is designed to honour the loss of infants, both pre- and post-term. It is the first of its kind in North America.
A variety of commemorative elements provide for a range of needs. Little concrete houses, wind notes of wood veneer, tiny copper bells, and polished basalt spirit stones, all contribute to a peaceful and meditative environment for those who have lost their little ones.
A ceremony pavilion constructed of corten steel echoes the colours and shapes of arbutus bark found on the site. The polished concrete and bronze altar is inspired by the shape of a heart. The rounded edges are designed to offer a comforting, maternal anchor during funeral ceremonies.
This tiny village will eventually memorialize over 3,000 children.