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Memento Mori by Natalie Scott

“What if meaning is not found, it is made? Made by a willingness to proceed.”

Stephen Jenkinson – The Meaning of Death

This project is a discussion of the current ethos within society that death or the ceasing of life is the ultimate punishment. Conceptually the project is heavily influenced by the surrounding landscape – the scarred BHP site in Mayfield, Newcastle. Architecturally the project aims to place those mourning the loss of a loved one. Sky, concrete and water are respected with a human hand for a visceral experience.

The journey through the building is accentuated by poignant moments allowing for grief of what is gone and connection to what remains. A place for memory and assembly, Memento Mori is both a nod to the debris of history and a freedom towards more.