Ceremonies take place by the reflecting pool.
Projects / Culture
Havstein cemetery, Trondheim
The undulations of the cultural landscape at Byåsen in Trondheim has been turned into a cemetery.
Architect: Landscape architects: Agraff arkitekter AS, Riss Landskap AS
Published 13 Mar, 2015
The new Havstein cemetery is located by Havstein church on Byåsen hill in Trondheim. It encircles one of the largest German war cemeteries in Norway, where 2300 German soldiers who fell in the Second World War are buried. Havstein church from 1857 is also an important historical landmark. The new cemetery is designed to enhance this historical landscape, rather than compete with it. The area is also used for recreational activities, and the footpaths have been updated to meet current standards for universal access. The area was formerly a cornfield, and this has influenced the planning of the terrain and the plant selection. The new cemetery can fit 2250 casket graves and 3350 urn graves. Havstein also includes an area for Muslim graves, oriented towards Mecca.