The cathedral was designed for a church-in-town of a large monastery, which hosts numerous shrines that attract multiple pilgrims. The history of the holy place goes back to Byzantium, that is why the client wanted us to design a church in the Byzantine style or, more precisely, to use the architectural and structural scheme of the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople. This church is half the size of Justinian's Hagia Sophia, but it can accommodate up to 2000 people, which is due to the ability to accommodate all pilgrims who gather here on holidays.
We attempted to reflect the monumentality of forms, asceticism and austerity but also to express the wealth of Byzantine architecture and decor, as well as its tectonic beauty. We presented two slightly different variants of the church.