Treasure house, play element, memorial, meeting place

Levensles voor Mercedes is a non-profit organisation dedicated to making grief and loss more discussable among children. Mercedes died in hospital soon after she was born, the result of a medical error. Three years later, her parents expressed the wish to erect a monument for her in the garden of Berrefonds, an organisation for parents with a stillborn baby, or who lost a child. Mercedes' parents asked Barbara Raes to devise a ritual for them. The result was a playful, multi-purpose monument: a memorial, a playhouse, a meeting place for fellow companions, etc.

Design by Bram Deryckere of devanhut.

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