• Belvedere Gardens
  • Belvedere Gardens
  • Belvedere Gardens
  • Belvedere Gardens
  • Belvedere Gardens
  • Belvedere Gardens
  • Belvedere Gardens
  • Belvedere Gardens
  • Belvedere Gardens

Belvedere Gardens

Overlooking the town of Salem, Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains to the northwest, this 2,500-crypt mausoleum is conceived as a landscape intervention atop a 110-acre memorial park. The project is defined by three gardens: the Allee – a formal garden, which initiates the entry sequence and establishes the eastern boundary of the site; the Grove – an upper burial garden for ground interment; and the Sunken Garden – a lower garden framed by a crypt wall, niche wall, and five mausoleums. By emphasizing a physical and perceptual connectedness to the local and extended site, we hoped to create an enduring sense of place, which cultivates an atmosphere of emotional and spiritual reflection and underscores our relationship to nature.

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Location:
Salem, VA
Size:
2,500 crypts
Year Completed:
2004
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