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During the ‘Black Saturday’ Victorian bush fires KUD broadcasted an invitation to donate services for the reconstruction of the fire effected Anglican and Catholic Churches via ABC radio. The St. Mary’s Kinglake Church responded to our invitation and we are pleased to announce that the church was completed in December 2010.

The building takes the form of three interlocking volumes that metaphorically symbolized the holy trinity. The three volumes are strategically arranged to capture the views of the beautiful surrounding landscape and respond to functional requirements. The main chapel is oriented in an East West direction with Southern wall of glass that incorporates the Kinglake Valleys as a backdrop to the interior space. A bank of highlight windows to the East filters the morning sun into the double height space during mass, providing pleasant solar gain throughout the space. Reflective mirrored glass was incorporated to maintain privacy to the internal space, while simultaneously reflecting the landscape onto the building, providing a striking contrast of urban materials in a green-fill site. As vehicles approach from the main road into Kinglake, the large two-storey cross is seen sitting in the green surrounds. At night the building disappears as the colourful, glowing cross floats calmly in the darkness of Kinglake.

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