Church architecture

The Church in honor of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The designed church is made in the Russian ante-Mongolian architecture of Pskov and Novgorod, with elements of the Neo-Russian style. The spatial composition of the church is made up of the narthex covered with a pitched roof, the basilica part with lowered galleries in the north and south, the main part of the temple as a pillar-less space with four large arches that enter the walls and carry the drum, and the sanctuary. The main part of the temple is structurally overlapped with a crossed vault with inclined slits, formed by arches instead of the ribs of the vault and covered with a pitched roof with four kokoshniks located on four sides. The central part of the sanctuary has an apse with a conch, towering above the side parts - the space for the sanctuary and the sacristy, as well as a sextons' room, located on the north side. The temple is crowned with the lighting drum on top of the quad with a flat helmet dome, traditional for the architecture of ancient Russia. The bell tower, which is a part of the temple, is crowned with a small, but more elongated helmet-shaped cupola, standing on the drum located on a pitched roof, overlapping the open part of the bell tower.
The Church in honor of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, orthodox church project, sacred architecture, sketch design, chapel project
Project: The Church in honor of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Mother of God.
Location: Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Capacity: 370 people
Total area of the church: 330 m²
Stage: sketch design
Year: 2020

The relief of the site is almost flat, with an elevation difference within 1 meter. The site borders on a street with parking lots to the east, a public area with infrastructure facilities to the south and west, and a settlement to the north. There is a place for a future parish house in the north part of the site and the planned church is in the south. The project envisages an emergency access road and the opportunity to conduct religious processions around the church. The main entrance to the property is located in the east, the main entrance to the church itself is located in the west.
The Church in honor of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, orthodox church project, sacred architecture, sketch design, chapel project
The church has four entrances: the central one, two side doors, and the entrance to the altar through the sexton's room. There is an open gallery in the south, which is like a built-in chapel, where the holy water outlet from the temple is designed. A ramp for the less able, which leads to the side entrance to the temple, is designed on the north side.

The stairs from the narthex lead to the choir loft and then to the bell tower.

In addition to the nave, the sanctuary, the narthex and the choir loft, there are other facilities in the temple: a church kiosk, an office combined with a vestry, a utility room that can also be used as a room for mothers and children, a cleaning room, and a second utility room that also stores a baptismal font and can be used as a changing room for the baptized.

The main material of the outer walls of the church are bricks with the thickness of the walls 770 mm. The façades are plastered using the ancient mazanka technique and are decorated with traditional ornaments, made of brickwork, as well as niches and protruding parts with bas-reliefs. The porches are keel-shaped and kokoshnik-like, just like the overlaps of the main part. Almost all ridges are decorated with traditional decorative logs. The roofing material is folded metal and copper. The foundation is finished with natural stone.

The building is designed in accordance with the general construction and planning regulations and in accordance with the tradition and liturgical specifics of the Orthodox Church.
The Church in honor of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, orthodox church project, sacred architecture, sketch design, chapel project
The Church in honor of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, orthodox church project, sacred architecture, sketch design, chapel project
The Church in honor of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, orthodox church project, sacred architecture, sketch design, chapel project
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Project manager: Dmitry Ostroumov.
Architects: Alexandra Zablotskaya, Polina Askarova