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WINNER: Commercial Design – New Project

Yan Yean Chapel

Orbit Solutions Pty Ltd
Darren Cole-Sinclair
(03) 9620 5200
Yan Yean Chapel
Paul West

The Yan Yean Chapel project won the Best Commercial Design for this non-denominational chapel which offers services and quiet reflection. The stone and timber building of contemporary design sits beautifully within its surroundings. Its gently curving roof lines reflect the rolling hills to the west and the mountains of the Great Dividing Range to the north.

The designer has displayed confidence and skill, creating a unique design for a unique project. The use of timber, stone and concrete, collectively with the signature roof line, demonstrates a considered and innovative integration of all the elements; making this an outstanding design.

The design theme, materials and colour palette fully embraces the intended use of the building.

The Yan Yean Chapel demonstrates what a building designer can achieve when they fully understand the project brief, and are truly creative and bold in their design response. The chapel is a pure architectural expression of form, light, materials and function. The clarity of resolution in detailing and planning set this building apart from the everyday. The Chapel was realised on a tight budget; and is an excellent example of collaboration between client, designer, and builder, to achieve a building gifted to the community.