Head of the project: Dmitry Ostroumov
Art manager of the project: Andrey Leshuk
Artists: Maria Timofeeva, Alesia Petsko, Viktoria Mokrozub
Beautification design: Daria Chechko
3D model and visualizations: Ulyana Moyseychik
Rendering: Maria Timofeeva
Years: 2023-2024
Saint Sergius of Radonezh Church is located in Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad region.

The following is the project of the reconstruction of the entrance group of the church, the tops of the domes, and the roofing. The new facade decoration and the ciborium at the entrance to the territory are designed, too. The project includes the concept of the general layout plan.

The original greenish color of the facade changes to a warm white. The new roofing is made of copper. The domes take on a helmet-like shape.
In general, the new design of the church is inspired by Neo-Russian style, as well as the historical context of Kaliningrad architecture.

The main change in the spatial planning of the church is the transformation of the entrance group. The new massive kokoshnik-shaped porch is added to it. The new entrance group leading to the basement is designed, too.
The shape of the roof of the existing entrance group has been changed. A small dome with a cross appears on it. The facades have white stone window framings decorated with detailed carved ornaments with small mosaic inserts. These are inspired by the Old Rus aesthetics in the interpretation of Art Nouveau, typical of the early 20th century. The facades also have minimalistic decoration made of ceramic inserts, similar to plinthiform brick. The foundation is lined with natural stone. The new doors and new railings for the entrance group are designed. Above the main entrance to the church, there is an icon of Saint Sergius of Radonezh. The western facade is decorated with a large carved image of a cherub. The apse on the eastern facade is decorated with a carved stone cross.

The ciborium at the entrance to the territory is a kokoshnik-shaped structure with a mosaic icon of Saint Sergius. To the right of it, there is a niche for a notice board with a decorative insert at the bottom. On the reverse side, there is also a carved white stone decorative insert and a memorial inscription.

The new general layout plan provides space for the passage of the fireguard and for processions around the church. The territory is fenced on three sides. The northern façade is open to the nearby park, and that side is not fenced. The placement of small architectural forms, flower beds, lamp posts, and paving, has been designed.
The new project of territory beautification preserves the previous fencing and planting of the thujas along the perimeter. To separate the part with the church from the adjacent parking lot, a section of artificial lawn is introduced.

The church is located in a dormitory suburb, so there is no need for a children’s playground on its territory. The free space is reserved for a lawn and multi-level flower beds. They can be planted with evergreen shrubs, conifers, and low perennial flowers. The fairly mild climate makes it possible to plant various decorative grasses that look good even in winter.

We have proposed a new layout of the paths with space for planting the fir tree (or other conifer), which can be decorated during the Christmas holidays. There will be a round bench around that tree.

The lighting scheme for the area should not be too active, since the residential area itself is well lit. From the west and east, the facade of the church is lit with special lanterns. This seems a better solution than installing lighting on the facades themselves.