Church architecture

Holy Iveron Convent

Project of restoration of the Holy Iveron Convent. The project was developed after the 2013-2015 war, which severely damaged the convent.

The project envisages two phases. First of all, it involves restoration and reconstruction of the destroyed church in honor of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God and the abbess's house, which was changed into a block of cells for seven people.

The second stage includes future development of the convent compound with the construction of a large church for 450 people, integrated into one block with an administrative and hotel building, a Sunday school, an entrance area with a bell tower and a gate church. Also, the second stage includes buildings of large cells and refectory, pilgrimage center, the inner garden, store, a pavilion with a refectory for pilgrims, landscaping with appropriate zoning.

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Project: Restoration of the Holy Iveron Convent.
Location: Donetsk
Capacity: 200 people (1 stage) + church for 450 people (2 stage)
Total area of the church: 237 m² (1st stage church).
Stage: sketch design
Year: 2017

Photos of the convent after the war.
Only the foundations remain in the Iveron Church and the house of the Abbess, which cannot be restored. The foundations were not badly damaged and after their examination, it was decided that they could be used. Thus, the configuration of the plans, the specified loads and the style agreed with the client determined the architecture. However, we decided to preserve the altar part in the church, provided that it is fully restored. Part of the wall remains not plastered as a memory of the war. A memorial chapel with a cross is installed behind the altar.

The house has a fully utilized first floor for residential cells. There is a refectory, a kitchen, guest cells, a library, a living room, a bathroom, and a boiler room on the ground floor.

The rest of the buildings: the big church, the bell tower, as well as the houses are designed in detail. We observed all necessary standards, thought out engineering facilities, functional zoning both in the layout of buildings and on the territory.

Plans, facades, and cut-outs for all objects have been developed.
Architecture: Dmitry Ostroumov, Galina Zhukovskaya (blueprints).