The government procurement committee of Leningrad Oblast has announced an invitation to tender for developing a plan of restoring the church.
The building in the National Romantic style was designed by Finnish architect Josef Stenbäck and constructed in the early 1900’s. The masonry of the outer walls is made of local reddish granite while the inner walls are made from bricks. The roof is made of galvanized tin. The building has the form of a cross and rises 60 meters high including a steeple.
Today, the building which is a cultural heritage item of regional importance houses the Primorsk Museum of Local History.
The contractor will need to develop a plan for restoring the roof and the façades and for recreating the lost elements of the interior and décor.
Some of the lost items of interest in the Primorsk Lutheran church are an organ which once rose above the auditorium and unique stained glass. The contractor will be given one year and up to ₽20 Mio. to develop the plan.
Bids from firms interested in tendering will be taken till November 26, 2020.
Source: Interesnyi Vyborg https://vk.com/vyborg_news Nov 4, 2020