The chapel is located within the recently expanded area of the old cemetery in Melilli, a municipality in the province of Siracusa. It is located over a rectangular area which is 4 by 3 to a height of 4 meters. It ‘a single classical cube design without any additions as statues or decorations.
▼ 礼拜堂外观，呈规则的长方体，the external view of the chapel in rectangular shape
The external walls consist of four large slabs of white marble, used a disposable formwork of the structure which is constructed of reinforced concrete. The dimensions of the walls and the materials used import a feeling of seriousness, rigidity and coldness which confirms the theme of a funeral monument.
▼ 白色的大理石立面带来坚硬而冷酷的感觉，white marble on the facade brings a feeling of rigidity and coldness
The slot located between the two doors of the entrance, which are also made of marble, suggests a warm and intimate interior because of the use of oak wood which covers the entire room.
▼ 门扇之间开有狭槽，室内由温暖的橡木构成，与立面形成对比，slot between the two doors, opened to a interior composed of warm oak contrast with the facade
The interior is characterized by the natural light from the skylight which brightens the room according to the hours of the day with diffuse or direct sunlight and reflects the warm colours of the oak interior.
▼ 阳光通过天窗照入室内，形成神圣而又温暖的空间氛围，sunlight shines through the skylight, creating a warm and sacred atmosphere
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