Waikumete Cemetery

Waikumete Cemetery in Glen Eden is Auckland’s most extensive cemetery. Established in 1886, the grounds are divided up into denominations but with an area of 170 hectares and over 70,000 burials, finding anything had become a problem. Waitakere City asked Paradigm to design a suite of wayfinding and interpretation signs to inform visitors of important historical features in the grounds, and to provide them with clear directions to the various denominational areas. One key building, the Chapel of the Faith built in 1886, has been extensively renovated and restored to preserve it and make it available again for public use.