The monastery church of St. George is located in the quiet village of Götschendorf in Brandenburg, surrounded by forests and farmhouses. It was a challenge to integrate a typical Russian Orthodox church building into a protestant village. For this reason, the architect decided to create a mixture of traditional Russian Orthodox elements and features of the local architecture in Götschendorf. The building is 26 metres high and its cupola, round lantern, and onion-shaped roof are all in keeping with the Russian-Byzantine architectural tradition. The façade consists of used, whitewashed, handmade bricks, and the original colours of the bricks shimmer slightly through. As a result, the church is a simple sacred building that evokes its Russian Orthodox origins, and harmoniously blends into its German environment thanks to the colours and materials used.