Well-designed funeral facilities may help communities be more accepting of them: Experts

John Kevin Chandra, 24, a student from NUS, with his design that won the first prize in the "Land for the Living - Space for the Dead" design challenge.
John Kevin Chandra, 24, a student from NUS, with his design that won the first prize in the "Land for the Living - Space for the Dead" design challenge.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
A scale model of the design by John Kevin Chandra. He is one of five undergraduates who received prizes after taking part in a challenge to come up with architectural concepts and designs of funeral service halls and columbaria.
A scale model of the design by John Kevin Chandra. He is one of five undergraduates who received prizes after taking part in a challenge to come up with architectural concepts and designs of funeral service halls and columbaria.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Picture cafes, a flower market and space where events can be held, housed around columbariums with modern exteriors and on grounds that the public can access, not just to attend a funeral.

Architecture students incorporated these ideas into 52 designs of funeral facilities for a competition organised by the Ang Chin Moh Foundation and the National University of Singapore's Department of Architecture.

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