The cemetery is laid out in a grid drawn from the main geometry of the site forming a subtle ordering net over which a series of informal landscapes intermingle. These landscapes contain sites for burial, but also areas of wilderness and open natural landscape.
The main ceremonial building is situated at the base of a hill, and is visible from all approaches and routes through the cemetery. The building’s simple limewashed brick exterior, derived from local construction techniques, belies the dramatic interior space. This central domed space provides a recognizable form which suits the ceremonial function of the building, but which also avoids overt symbolism, allowing it to accommodate the various demands that are placed on it by secular or religious groups.