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In Hong Kong , the columbaria have a demand problem and higher prices . Deceased should be waiting for a long time to place their “residence” .
Moreover, In Hong Kong many people taboo death , also elderly population is rising . So, the design project is going to present the columbarium to solve the niche problem. Also, make a learning how to confront death and understand the meaning of life and death. 
For the research findings , people have three stage in their life : “Before death” , “After death” , “Rebirth” .  

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First of all , about “Before death” people need to study how to confront death , so the life education can make them to know about death and know how to live . 
Then , about “After death”  people can arrange for a dying plan early so that the dying person and their families can feel relieved and satisfied in the face of the end of their lives . So hospice can make dying person can choose how to receive death. 
Moreover , about the “Rebirth” , people can choose the green burial so that it can make environmental protection and sustainable to manage the columbaria. To achieve sustainable development and remains back to nature. Families can use the bones ashes planting plants so that the mourn method will be more meaningful , just like continuation of life.

In China, people believe the idiom – buried and at rest (????) thats mean “burial brings peace to the deceased”. In Hong Kong , a limited supply of land will contribute further to price rises . So, it should be need a economize space site to solve the problem .

According to the research , Hong Kong government has study on a “Underground space development in the urban area”  so that underground car park at Harcourt Garden is a good idea to use into my project, it can bring out the meaning of the “buried and at rest”.
COLUMBARIUM – 
Between LIFE and DEATH space

Chapter 1 – Literature Review

1.1) Social Issue
 
1.1a) 
Demand problem and higher prices

In Hong Kong , people starting have a large demand for the columbarium.
The government has just passed a draft of a private ashes resettlement and no private columbarium can sell or lease niches , thats mean it is directly freeze the operation of private columbaria so that people need to waiting for a long time to placed the deceased in government columbarium. On the other way , government have not enough columbaria to provide to public and deceased , so it would be make a expensive price of columbaria.
(ISSH17/16-17, Food Safety and Environmental HygieneS.)

In Hong Kong, columbarium have a large demand for people.
The death people is gradually rising and the corresponding number of cremation in recent years (Figure 1) . The average annual death toll and cremation reached 57,000 and from 2016 to 2035, they were 54,000 respectively.
These are higher than the corresponding , also the figures are 38,000 and 32,000, so that it is worried about the lack of supply columbarium facility in Hong Kong .