Tags: comfort station
Boston Commons Columbarium proposal | Collaboration with Aspinwall Partners
Boston Commons, Boston, MA
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
An existing masonry comfort station is restored to its noble presence and converted into a columbarium on the Boston Common. Outside, its massive stone walls symbolize permanence while its entry, upper windows and glass roof glow with light. Inside, an internal contemplation void surrounded by glass niches offers a place of rest and reflection. The niches are suspended in the space over a gravel perimeter and washed with a filtered light from above and behind.