Rookwood Necropolis

Ongoing UTS Master of Architecture research project

Chris Argent and David Neustein recently presented outcomes from an Other Architects-lead research project to representatives of the Board and Executive of the Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust (RGCRT).

Entitled The Other City, this research project was conducted with Master of Architecture students at the University of Technology, Sydney. Students developed proposals intended to extend the lifespan of Rookwood Necropolis, the Southern Hemisphere's largest and most diverse cemetery.

Building on Other Architects' growing expertise in funerary architecture, the project was conducted as a six-month design studio in collaboration with the RGCRT's Research & Development Department. 

The project received a positive reception from Board and Executive and is expected to continue through 2016.