Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum Wins 2014 National AIA Honor Award
This decidedly modern 24,500-square-foot mausoleum is cut into a hillside in a historic cemetery in Minneapolis. Clad in dark stone offset by marble-and-glass mosaics that flank the entry and windows, the two-story structure, which the jury called “respectful and understated, but elegant and appropriate,” houses a committal chapel and reception space, as well as 4,800 niches and 750 crypts. Oculi flood the niche and crypt rooms with natural light. “The sculpting of natural light in this project is beautiful,” the jury said. “The materials are absolutely striking. There is not one false note to this building.”
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