2019-07-22 11:38:00

"Contemporary" church to be built in the Setun valley in Moscow

Moscow, July 22, Interfax - Project of the church dedicated to St. Ignatius the God-Bearer at the Vereyskaya Street in Moscow is approved, press service of the Moscow Architecture Committee reports.

The project is laconic and minimalistic, it was prepared by Said Jabrailov from Architects A.R.E.A.L bureau and Valery Lizunov and Anzhela Moiseyeva from the Archpoint bureau. Rector of the church hieromonk Iona (Golov) initiated and ordered the project.

"One of its peculiarities is eastern wall made of glass, the altar is attached to it. Thanks to it, parishioners would see the sights of the Setun Valley through the glass," chief architect of the city Sergey Kuznetsov said.

The authors stress that the project is based on a classical cross-dome system and its prototype was a renowned Transfiguration Church of the 14th century in Veliky Novgorod.

"Its roof visually goes down to the ground, as if the church grows out of it. The cross at the dome would be made from triplex with a possibility of backlighting," Jabrailov said.

Project of the church will be represented at the international contest of religious architecture Faith & Form Awards.