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Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel / BVN Architecture

  • 01:00 - 6 July, 2011
Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel / BVN Architecture
Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel / BVN Architecture, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

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From the architect. Design Statement

This chapel reinterprets the place of worship, reflecting the traditional sacred spaces while meeting a challenging brief – to accommodate multiple religious faiths in a sympathetic, contemporary environment. The composition of each space is carefully considered, including its use, materiality, tactility, light and experiential quality. Three internal courtyards are integral to the interior architecture of the building, providing contemplative or active spaces for worshippers and the community. The chosen materials – zinc, stone and timber – are appropriate to a public building and have life cycle benefits. The project’s ESD principles include a 20 percent improvement on the energy targets outlined in the building code of Australia 2007 for non-office buildings, equivalent to a 4.5 star ABGR rating; a 30 percent reduction in water use; and 70 percent of the project’s construction and demolition waste diverted from landfill. Mechanical, electrical and hydraulic use are electronically metered and linked to a building management system, while rainwater is collected for toilet flushing. The use of high-performance glazing and lighting control systems reduces energy use.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

Sustainability Advancement

This project demonstrates a coherent and exemplary approach to achieving multiple sustainability outcomes. In particular, the integrated approach clearly addressed all five award criteria. From considered and informed materials through to low-impact products and efficient services, the project highlights how sustainability can be expressed without an explicit “eco” aesthetic. The project’s essential purpose and function also contribute to a deeper notion of social sustainability that is mindful of diverse cultures and beliefs.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

Public Design

Achieving an interior of this type in a military area sets a new precedent for public design. The chapel sits humbly within its site. The courtyards are exquisitely integrated, providing tranquil spaces from which to view the surrounding landscape. Although the spaces are interconnected, the three- dimensional form provides intimate scale and places for private contemplation. It displays a sensitivity to nature – both human and environmental – that is appropriate for a multi-denominational chapel. References to ANZAC history are portrayed through subtle manipulation of material and form.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel / BVN Architecture" 06 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/148296/puckapunyal-military-area-memorial-chapel-bvn-architecture/>
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http://bit.ly/qgBvdM Military Area Memorial Chapel by BVN Architecture in Puckapunyal, Australia. ^^

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Hume Internationale · July 07, 2011

I don&#39t know what&#39s going on with churches and architects but here is another one. This one stayed as a church http://j.mp/ns2jpm

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