To symbolise that the individuals here were connected only by the fact that their urns were all buried in the same place, the design consists of different sized “gravestones”. Some of the columns are taller than the largest gravestones in the cemetery as indication of the fact that this is a special grave with very many dead persons
buried in it.
The memorial also symbolises the sudden break in the lives of the deceased. It “obstructs” the path and has to be circumvented. This impression is amplified by the material, weathering steel, with which the columns are made.