Location: Lviv, Ukraine
The project of Pope altar on Stryjska str. in Lviv was worked out by Lviv Art Academy and Architectural Studio “Symmetry”, and especially by Honoured artist of Ukraine Andriy Bokotey, National artist of Ukraine Liubomyr Medmid’ and Honoured architect of Ukraine Mykola Rybenchuk. To create the structure with reach tradition of the church building in West Ukraine using minimal architectural means, limited time and building materials was the main task, set before the authors of the project. In Ukraine three-top temples people build for ages. In such way they try to comprehend mystery of Holy Trinity. Such architectural language is most understandable for ukrainian heart. Like symbolic - the building is completed with three arches, which symbolize mystery of Holy Trinity and are situated on massive podium, which symbolize St. Petro rock. And Pope Joan II is St. Petro successor. Light fabric roof looks like holy clothes. Altar roof is held by invisible threads, which are fastened to arch. Two inclined planes are connected together with rounded central part and create dynamical composition which move a little bit forward and it looks like it wants to protect all presents.