The Church of St Mary of the Angels is a religious and institutional complex. The project includes the Church, the St Anthony Friary, the Poor Clare Monastery and an extensive columbarium. WOHA developed a diagram where the existing buildings and new buildings would all connect to a central community space that would form the heart of the complex. The spaces that in colder climates are inside traditional buildings were here developed as semi-outdoor spaces. The narthex, or traditional entrance hall, instead becomes the semi-covered central space, sheltered by a 10m-cantilevered roof. Rather than all the elements being in a single building, this central space allowed various elements - the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, the work sacristy, vesting sacristy and restrooms to be placed in separate buildings linked by covered walkways.