Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex
159 Wises Road, Buderim
Maroochydore / Buderim
The end of a loved one’s life is a difficult experience for many of us. As the project’s architect, Crossley Architects recognised their responsibility to create this Chapel Complex as an extraordinary venue for the Gregson family to deliver funeral services, to make a place for our community to come together to mourn collectively, to celebrate a life and accept the end of a journey.
These buildings are nondenominational in their symbolism, warm, respectful, and honourable. A core foundation of the design was the placement of the central axis of the main chapel on a perfect East West alignment, acknowledging the essential symbolism of the rising and setting of the sun. For this, the site is perfect, as it places the chapel close by and opening onto a beautiful coastal paperbark forest.
The architecture of the chapel complex is purposeful, simplified and unpretentious with great care and attention given to the creation of graceful interior spaces, harmonious with their environment. The design is enhanced through discrete handling of all required functions, expression of structure, attention to finishes, detailing and careful selection of materials. The paper bark trees, colours and textures are reflected throughout the design.