The Islamic burial ground is located in the zone of the second extension of the cemetery. In the competition phase, it was decided to transform this area into a ‘barcode’ with parallel bands, wherein different modes of burial can take place. The Islamic cemetery is conceived within this area as a broad belt, the direction of which is rotated towards Mecca. This turn to the south-east is taken up in the theme of the building as well, after a design by Atelier PUUUR. This pavilion houses the various functions for Islamic burial rites, and offers spaces for ablutions and prayer.
The band is composed of a raised plateau of rough grass ringed with hedges, so that to the eye it is separated from the rest of the memorial park. A space has been cut out of this plateau that follows the orientation in the direction of Mecca. Here, the graves are laid out in a row, facing towards Mecca and without distinguishing between the various Islamic denominations. The borders of the space are tightly lined with steep walls of sod, called tuunwallen (earthen walls). Cypresses are planted within the recessed chamber, which lend a distinctive, sober quality. The result is an understated and subtly ornamented burial place, open to Muslims of all denominations and origins.