Crypt 3 Annex at Santuario de San Antonio in Makati


Santuario de San Antonio Parish Church
3117 McKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati
Structural Engineer: MACRO




The need for more columbarium niches generates the expansion of the existing two-story Crypt 3 building.  A new two-story Annex wraps around three sides of the existing building.  The Annex consists of a corridor that is loaded on its two sides with five levels of niches, organized along a series of arched frames.  Generously repeating windows bring natural daylight and ventilation into the Annex, and indirectly into the original Crypt 3 building.  A palette of white precast arches and dark stone niche covers fosters an environment of Franciscan simplicity.