South Haven Centre for Remembrance

The South Haven Centre for Remembrance creates a new non-denominational facility for the City of Edmonton. The new facility provides a response which reflects the core societal values of the local Edmonton community as well as meeting the clients growing operational needs.

The design features a symbolic thirteen metre tower which emerges from the prairie landscape which makes reference to the existing grave sites, monuments, columbaria and the latent memory that they embody. Our memory of visiting a cemetery is marked by time; the position of the sun, the quality of light and the weather on that particular day. For some it may be a solitary visit for a ceremony, for others it may be experienced through ritual visits which span the rest of their lives.

Completed June 2019
City of Edmonton
Edmonton, AB
650 m² / 7,000 ft²
$4.4 Million
Governor General's Medal in Architecture 2020, Prairie Wood Design Awards 2021, International Design Awards Gold 2020, Architecture MasterPrize 2020, World Design Awards 2020,