Costing $500 million to build, Nirvana Singapore is the only comprehensive life memorial in Singapore, equipped with columbarium, with ceremonial halls and funeral parlors. This allows the family members to reminisce in the modern, luxurious facilities and peaceful environment, paradise-like environment.
The building will be built in spectacularly and will be completed in two phases. The first phase is the Main Hall Block B extended to 9 levels. The second phase will be buildings A and C on both sides.
The interior layout and decoration of Nirvana Singapore memorial hall combines the trend of landscape and the essence of interpretation, Taoism and Buddhism as the design philosophy.
In the first phase of construction, the design outside Building B is based on the concept of the light edge of the Buddha appearing in the clouds, which means that the Buddha's light illuminates all living beings. The exterior of the building expresses its significance and solemnity design that resembles the Buddha sitting in the clouds.
Block B Nine-Storey
Block B, the whole building has 9-storey. The 1st, 3rd, 4th and 9th floors are public spaces, are used to house large-scale ceremonies, memorial halls, meditation events and chanting. The remaining 5 floors are designed for columbarium niches with different themes: Water, Bamboo, Sunset, Mountain and Cloud.
The design for every floor are designed with different themes and names, using high-tech projection and light effects to create a virtual wonderland.
Main Hall (Ji Le Dian-Bliss Hall)
The Main Hall on the first floor is mainly used to hold large-scale religious activities organized by our believers. In the main hall, there are three bodhisattvas of the Sukhavati(which means the Western Paradise): Amitabha Buddha, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva and Vajrapani Bodhisattva.
Behind three bodhisattvas is the background of sutra. On the two sides are the wall of various buddhas and the crystal bead curtain, which is translucent and brilliant, the arc-shaped ceiling is accompanied by the rounded mosaic that decorates the floor, making the hall space even more magnificent.
Memorial Hal (3rd & 4th Floor)
On floors 3 and 4, there are five different styles funeral parlor halls with a common lounge of different sizes. Third floor, called the Crane Hall, regarded as a symbol of longevity. The wall will project the picture of the crane flying in a virtual dynamic, and with the ambient music, it is like being in a sea of clouds, a fairyland in the sky; In the past, people rode cranes back to the west to express their condolences and longing for the passing of the deceased.
4th Floor, called the Phoenix Hall. The phoenix from the ashes, the rebirth of nirvana, it is said that the phoenix is the messenger of happiness. The ceiling is matched with a phoenix crystal chandelier, which is projected on the wall through holographic projection, forming a trend of birds facing the phoenix and the phoenix dancing. It means a wonderful life in the world, and the wishes and hopes of a gorgeous turn at the end.
Memorial Hal (3rd & 4th Floor)
The funeral parlor halls on these two floors include the Jade Hall and Penglai Hall. Jade Hall symbolizes “the moon has darkness and blemishes, and people have joys and sorrows". Penglai Hall, symbolizes "washes away the obstacles of fame and fortune in the world, and it is the Penglai fairyland". The design of each corner is interlocking, solemn and elegant.
Top Floor (Meditation Hall & Restaurant)
Ninth Floor the highest floor is the Meditation Hall, has a sun terrace and an infinity pool outside. Manjushri, Sakyamuni and Samantabhadra are sitting in the center of the main hall. These three bodhisattvas are the protectors of this human world. The skylight on the top allows plenty of sunshine in the room, shining the bodhisattvas, allowing meditators sitting under the tree to practice meditation and enlightenment.
The restaurant in the hall is a unique meditation dining environment. It is equipped with a rail-shaped screen, and the space is two-in-one when it is opened. When large-scale events are held, it can accommodate up to 1,000 people. The exterior wall and reception hall of Nirvana Singapore are expected to be completed in the last quarter of this year.