LEES+Associates was retained by the City of Kelowna to undertake the preparation of construction documents for the first phase of a new cremation precinct known as Legacy Gardens. The design provided additional cremation niche and mausolea crypt inventory by transforming an existing service road around the Bennett Memorial into a premium cremation garden.
Key features include:
- 780 custom columbaria and 12 mausolea crypts with sandblasted images of apple trees and grape vines grown in the Okanagan
- Reliquary shelves
- Custom benches
- New ornamental planting
Families appreciated the quality of the design and materials that created an improved landscape setting in which to inter family members. Consequently the cemetery has seen revenues increase significantly.
Client/Location:City of Kelowna / Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Kelowna, BC (2016)
- Transformed an existing service road into a new cremation precinct
- Custom columbaria and mausolea crypts with sandblasted images of apple trees and grape vines grown in the Okanagan
- New ornamental planting, reliquary shelves and custom benches
Project Related links:
Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery – (photos from elac.ca)