Stage 3

Keilor Mausoleum

keilor mausoleum stage 3

The central chapel space is flanked on each side by inner and outer galleries.  The outer gallery spaces face are semi-protected external spaces, which utilise half-height glass panels and perforated metal screens to shield visitors from wind and sun.

The two inner galleries are top lit using clerestory glazing to admit either direct morning or afternoon sun, each gallery being distinguished by either red marble or green granite, both of which are complemented by limed plywood ceiling panels.

The dictates of the mausoleum type requiring concrete construction and stone memorials introduced a design strategy to soften these materials using fabric, colour and natural materials such as timber.

The new mausoleum provides a peaceful haven in a relatively bleak outer urban context.