The Southern Metropolitan Cemetery Trust required a new facility that integrated both administrative needs and memorial spaces. While being sensitive to its function and its botanical context, the new development was also to be highly sustainable.
The result is a carefully considered structure that coexists with its environs, cloaking itself in the image of its natural setting rather than competing with it. It becomes a place of reflection, entirely fitting for the commemoration and celebration of life.
In addition to its impressive panoramic exterior, the Clarence Reardon Centre was envisioned to be a local leader of environmentally responsive architecture, designed to be carbon-neutral under the One Planet rating system. In addition to its passive design and high performance triple-glazed facade, the building features skylights, rainwater and photo voltaic systems.