The authors of the redevelopment of Skorokhod Shoe Factory in St. Petersburg as a housing loft will work on the Lutheran church in Primorsk.
As it became known to 47news, on December 4, 2020, the decision was made to award a contract to the winner of a tender to develop design documentation and cost estimates for the preservation of St. Mary Magdalene Lutheran Church in Primorsk. The winner is a St. Petersburg company called M. G. Private Reconstruction. The other bids were made by four St. Petersburg architect firms as well as design firm Energoproyekt-7 from Mytishchi near Moscow. The tender was opened by Vyborg Preserve Grounds in early November.
M. G. Private Reconstruction is known for receiving a contract from Vladimir Svinyin’s Okhta Group to design a plan, in collaboration with Proxima architect firm, for the redevelopment of Skorokhod Shoe Factory near the Moscow Triumphal Gate in St. Petersburg. The former factory’s grounds will be converted into a housing loft quarter with entertainment areas, stores, offices, and apartments.
In Leningrad Oblast, the firm is working on Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Vyborg and the Russian Orthodox wooden chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul in Zaozyorye, Podporozhsky District.
According to the statement of work, the Lutheran church building in Primorsk is planned to be fitted out as a concert & exhibition center with a seating capacity of 300 persons. The boiler house will need to be reconstructed, too.
The Lutheran church in Primorsk was designed by Josef Stenbäck and built in 1904. The church is a cultural heritage item of regional importance.