The blockwork was chosen for its simplicity, robustness and for its flexibility to create flowing walls that represent movement while still feeling like
a strong and supportive space. Concrete masonry gave this project a lean and economical structural design that was stable and mitigated the need for
structure steel with the exception to the roof.
Baldasso Cortese Architect’s took inspiration from the symbolism of the Catholic tradition of the Edmund Rice shield, which has strong synergy with the
organic nature of indigenous art of the local Wathaurong people. The chapel is broken into two forms embracing one another; the lower/ outer form directs
people to the chapel containing support spaces; whilst the taller form contains the chapel that can accommodate 100 people.