Holy Angels Mausoleum Stage 3

Chapel of St. Gabriel

Fawkner Memorial Park


The Chapel of St. Gabriel is the third stage of the Holy Angels Mausoleum development at Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park.

This wide section of site allowed the Chapel of St. Gabriel to float free of the main gallery and be surrounded on all sides by landscaped space.

The chapel has an enclosed central space open to the sky over which an image of Saint Gabriel constructed of metal mesh and made by sculptor Charles Rocco, is suspended in mid air by cables.

Spaces between crypt blocks are animated by timber framed trees that are fitted with coloured glass panels designed by Stephen Hennessey Art and Design that create dappled patterns similar to those formed by sunlight penetrating the leaf canopy of a tree.

Concept MODEL