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Our vision

Reviving the ancient practice of underground burial, which benefits the planet and the living while honoring departed loved ones and religious tradition.

Advantages

Implementing an economical, practical use of land resources and advanced tunneling technology to help solve the relatively new dilemma of jam-packed cities and overflowing cemeteries.

About

The world's population of billions is going to be replaced before the end of 21th century. And all the departed will need to be buried somewhere! Moreover, despite increasing urbanization, people want their loved ones interred within a reasonable distance from their homes in crowded cities. Our environmentally friendly solution is to build burial tunnels below existing metropolitan cemeteries (which we term "lifeless islands") or under unbuildable landscapes inside or near cities.

green
green
Rolzur's underground burial tunnels address various environmental challenges that stem from urbanization in the heavily populated modern world:
  • The land of current urban cemeteries – "lifeless islands" – will be maximized and "reused" by tunneling below them for exponentially more grave space.
  • The subterranean level of undeveloped topographical areas, such as hills and mountains within or close to the city, will be repurposed for cemeteries, without damaging the natural green landscape above ground.
  • This space-saving burial method will revolutionize land usage and keep the living landscape free of tombs.
TRADITIONAL
TRADITIONAL
The biblical passage "For dust you are and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19) is why we in the Judeo-Christian tradition return our dead to the ground. Rolzur's underground cemeteries comply with this and other religious rites and traditions:
  • This modern burial solution actually comprises a return to the ancient practice of subterranean interment from biblical times and early Christianity.
  • Burial within a reasonable distance from remaining family members and friends allows them to visit the grave frequently – often a religious precept as well as an emotional need.
  • Underground cemeteries can be used for interring intact or cremated remains, thus preserving the basic belief of reuniting with the earth.
  • We are meticulous about maintaining each grave's contact with the earth, even in stacked burials.
MODERN
MODERN
Rolzur's applies its expertise in providing sophisticated design and construction solutions for contemporary urban problems to the timeless subject of human burial and religious traditions:
  • We employ cutting-edge tunneling design and construction methods and meet the highest engineering standards.
  • Stringent safety measures are observed, with special attention to upgraded, site-specific fire precautions and emergency procedures.
  • Accessibility: the tunnels follow the most current regulations facilitating elderly and handicapped access to all parts of the underground space.
  • The guiding principle is to show the utmost respect for the dead.
  • The cemetery is designed to provide a positive visiting experience for family and friends of the deceased.
  • The tunnels epitomize today's approach of keeping things as "local" and as "green" as possible.
ECONOMICAL
ECONOMICAL
Rolzur's green burial solutions save money for individuals and for society as a whole, in both the short and long range:
  • The cost of constructing underground complexes is minimized.
  • Tombs are not exposed to the elements and are better protected against natural hazards, so maintenance costs are less than above ground.
  • Vertical and underground use of space is much more cost-effective.
  • The underground levels of existing cemeteries inside cities will be made functional and no more "lifeless islands" will have to be created in the future.
  • Family members have a shorter distance to travel to visit their departed loved ones.
ETERNAL
ETERNAL
How does Rolzur relate to the emotional assumption and societal requirement that cemeteries should last forever?
  • The underground burial tunnels are designed and engineered to last for posterity.
  • The structural design for cemeteries calls for an “infinite” concrete lifespan.
  • The aim is to minimize future maintenance and thus sustain durability for many years, beyond common practice, even if the space becomes abandoned.
  • The space-saving, economical, and locational advantages all make it substantially more feasible to ensure the continuity of these gravesites.

Jewish burial tunnels

Our pilot underground cemetery in Jerusalem, currently under construction, will accommodate 22,000 graves in its first stage, with extensions planned for the future.

Jewish burial tunnels

Our pilot underground cemetery in Jerusalem, currently under construction, will accommodate 22,000 graves in its first stage, with extensions planned for the future.

Jewish burial tunnels

Our pilot underground cemetery in Jerusalem, currently under construction, will accommodate 22,000 graves in its first stage, with extensions planned for the future.

Jewish burial tunnels

Our pilot underground cemetery in Jerusalem, currently under construction, will accommodate 22,000 graves in its first stage, with extensions planned for the future.

Jewish burial tunnels

Our pilot underground cemetery in Jerusalem, currently under construction, will accommodate 22,000 graves in its first stage, with extensions planned for the future.

Jewish burial tunnels

Our pilot underground cemetery in Jerusalem, currently under construction, will accommodate 22,000 graves in its first stage, with extensions planned for the future.
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