Mexico DF - Vertical Necropolis
Birth to Life to Death
This project takes place in Mexico City and is based on designing a necropolis as a beacon for Latin culture; founded on embracing and celebrating the traditions of the evolution from birth to life to death. The structure represents the creation of man at birth, we are all introduced into this world on Earth in the same form. We live by taking different paths in life and we pass away by several diverse means. Beyond this life is uncertain; therefore the structure starts from a strong grounding and opens to different possibilities celebrating the transitions. As one enters the structure they descend into different levels moving through the niches and mausoleums while always having a view and proximity to a chapel or open courtyard; staying connected and centrally focused.