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1916 Glasnevin Centenary Chapel | Competition 2013

This project for the design of a funeral chapel at Glasnevin Cemetery seeks to balance the requirement for a memorial of national significance with the need to maintain the dignity and intimacy of the cremation ceremony. The project is a walled garden that incorporates the 1916 Memorial, the new Chapel building, the parking and service areas. A language of porticos and covered walkways defines generous spaces for mourners to come together before and after the ceremony. The garden is carefully planted to reinforce a sense of refuge and tranquillity within the sequence of spaces. A line of water flows through from the 1916 memorial representing the continuity of life and a large south-facing bench allows for pause and reflection. The manipulation of the roof and ceiling of larch louvres invites daylight and natural ventilation throughout the plan. The Main Chapel is lined with granite ashlar.

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