A Contemporer Design of Karunia Memorial Park and Green Crematorium in Medan
Contemporer Design of Karunia Memorial Park and Green Crematorium in Medan
Keywords:chinese belief, green cremation, feng shui, yin-yang, capsula mundi
Death is not the end. Quoting from Chuck Palahniuk, “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” It means, death is something certain dan the goal in life isn’t to live in eternity but to create something that will be eternal. In Karunia Memorial Park and Crematorium together we create eternity. Funeral ceremonial is very important for chinese born Indonesian (Tionghoa) as it is believed to be showing their respect to their anchestors. To create a design that could fulfilled one’s needs and solved one’s problem author had analyzed the pros and cons of traditional Tionghoa’s cemetery. The site is located in Medan Tuntungan, Simalingkar B. Focusing on Feng Shui, the shape of the building itself was taken from yin-yang and the number eight that are considered as a lucky number. Not only the green burial and green cremation as the main focus. Implemented the advanced of Virtual Reality Techonology is one of the catch. Through this design, it is hoped to increase not only the society awareness of the importance of the environment and chinese culture but also sublimated everyone.