Students of architectural restoration are doing their summer practice camp at four Lutheran churches on the Karelian Isthmus: Käkisalmi/Priozersk, St. John’s Church in Kaukola/Sevastyanovo, Raisälä/Melnikovo, and Vuoksenranta/Ozyorskoye. Those churches are items of cultural heritage and need a special approach. The future restoration architects will be learning how to do a laser scanning or photogrammetric exam of a building and land surveying. Although this shift has just started, the students from Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering have lots of ideas. Volunteers from the All-Russian Society for the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Monuments will be supplying relevant historical information and inspiration. The idea to examine Lutheran churches grew out of last year’s project as the students did research in Toksovo, in particular the land around Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church. As a result, they developed a professional schematic design for the renovation of the Lutheran church building.
Adapted from a news story of LOnews.ru news agency in Leningrad Oblast