The project of the master layout and facade decoration for the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women Convent in Babrujsk
Location: Babrujsk, Belarus Head of the project: Dmitry Ostroumov Architect: Maria Shivilko Artists: Irina Brel, Vladislava Brignevich Year: 2022
This is the project of the master layout and facade decoration for the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women Convent in the city of Babrujsk. It is a comprehensive solution for creating a unique architectural ensemble. It should fit harmoniously into the surrounding landscape and reflect the spiritual essence of the place.
The project takes into account not only the functional and aesthetic aspects, but also the spiritual, social and cultural needs of the community. It supposes the creation of a comfortable and safe environment for monastic life and the reception of pilgrims. The project of the concept of landscaping and facade decoration was developed taking into account the division into zones (which is reflected in the master layout). These include both storage areas and recreation areas with a memorial alley. The project also includes pre-pedestrian paths, placement of benches, lighting, use of plants in landscape design, gazebos in the form of rotundas, and a playground.
Besides the cathedral, the master layout includes: an entrance group, a gazebo, an area with a statue of saint Alexander Nevsky and monuments-compositions to saint warriors, information stands, a cross for worship, a stela, a garden gazebo, a playground, a church kiosk, a maintenance building, parking area, gate, ornamental pond.
Bas-reliefs typical of Classicism and Empire style are used in the facade decoration. The temple is located near the former Babrujsk fortress, where the garrison was located, thus the idea of the Christ-loving army is reflected in the facade decoration. The detailed outline drawings of the armatures of iconographic scenes and other details are designed to be made in the form of bas-reliefs. A system of decorated canopies, doors, etc. has been thought out.