New South Wales
The Mausoleum of the Holy Way provides the community with a tranquil retreat for mourning; a place of rest and quiet reflection.
The architecture evokes positive memories and sensory well-being, with the familiar sounds of moving water, as well as the visual and aromatic pleasure of landscape.
Lightly resting on a rhythmical structure, an angular skillion roof defines the space. Allowing access to fresh air, shade and dappled light, the structure becomes the transition between public and the sanctuary, where a processional Olive Grove leads your eye to the XII Station of the Cross.
Symbolically, “The Crucifixion” acts as the centre point of the Mausoleum design, intersected by the Stations of the Cross Walk, which joins all the elements of the composition in a connective dialogue.
As you move through the radiating crypts and columbaria, the palette of rich natural materials, textures and colours thoughtfully acknowledge both harmony and sorrow.