Russian Monastery Church St. Georg, Germany

Russian Monastery Church front view white brick facade garden
Russian Monastery Church St. Georg, Germany © Lev Chestakov

Architects Tchoban Voss Architekten GmbH, Germany
Location Götschendorf, Germany
Construction period 2012 - 2017
Nomination category
Sharing public spaces
Purpose Church
Usable floor area 303 m²
Brick type Facing bricks

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.

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