Enfield Mausoleum

Client Adelaide Cemetery Authority Location Enfield Memorial Park SA Value $5,000,000 Completion 2015

Forming part of an ongoing masterplan for the redevelopment and extension of a significant cemetery, Greenway were instrumental in creating a new Mausoleum precinct within the Enfield Memorial Park Cemetery. New external crypt modules are placed within a series of intimate and rigorously detailed courtyard areas, providing hundreds of crypt spaces anchored by the main building.

Bold, folded and cantilevered roof forms sit atop a heavy granite clad base of each of the new structures, with a soft sculptural pattern formed under the eaves that diminishes to a fine point at the roof’s edge. These forms provide shade and shelter from the weather without detracting from the monumentality of the crypts and their pattern of vigil lights and vases, allowing also for a column-free ceremony space between and around the structures.

Serene reflection ponds and water features are part of the formal landscaping define and reinforce the structure of the new courtyards and highlight the solemn yet celebratory nature of the site. A new entry pavilion provides a formal gateway entry to define the mausoleum precinct, with its own design and detailing language, further reinforcing its sense of place and arrival.