Chapel of rest

The Chapel of Rest for Steinfeld cemetery is designed in the form of tow curving formwork elements made of reinforced concrete and appearing as two carefully receptive hands. From the perspective of urban development, the building site had become a peripheral location due to the construction of the new, exclusively pedestrian tunnel underneath the railway line. Upgrading the site and, as a result, the Steinfeld cemetery was a matter of importance to Graz’s urban planners. Consequently, the cemetery has regained its significance as a public space and park.