Akatarawa Chapel

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A superbly tranquil site was available for the proposed new crematorium and chapel in Akatarawa cemetery in Upper Hutt.

Our scheme shows the chapel roof as the distinctive form that sits apart from the crematorium, which is lower on the hillside and accessed by a separate driveway.

The chapel design and orientation offers mourners a soothing 100% natural vista of river and bush as a backdrop whilst paying last respects to their loved one.  The casket descends on a silent hydraulic lift through the floor plinth to the crematorium as the service ends.