Russian student Artem Tregubov (see the photo) has won the contest for the best project for reconstruction Orthodox church in Florence.
The success of the student of Ural Architecture Academy surprised everybody: he competed with well-known architects. However, the projects of other architects were estimated as too modernistic and contradicting the spirit of the Orthodox Church.
Winning the contest is not all. To start construction work in the historical part of Florence, one has to undergo plenty of formalities. It can take from several months to several years to be granted local authorities’ permission.
The Church of Christ Birth was built in 1905 on the project by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in “Byzantine eclecticism” style.
Source: Information agencies