In 1968, the Brion Cementery was designed by Carlo Scarpa who is considered one of the most controversial and underappreciated architects of the 20th century. The tomb and the sanctuary are located near Treviso, Italy.
Scarpa said about the project: „I would like to explain the Tomb Brion. I consider this work, if you permit me, to be rather good and which will get better over time. I have tried to put some poetic imagination into it, though not in order to create poetic architecture but to make a certain kind of architecture that could emanate a sense of formal poetry. The place for the dead is a garden. I wanted to show some ways in which you could approach death in a social and civic way; and further what meaning there was in death, in the ephemerality of life—other than these shoe-boxes.”