Over the years of Lithuanian independence history, a newly built house of worship opened its doors in Šakiai region. Although the church still does not have a 33-meter tall bell tower, it is expected that in the future it is bound to decorate the most important building in Žvirgždaičiai place. The modest, explicit, rectangular volume with a span roof elegantly blends into the delicate urban fabric of the village. The reserved architectural expression of the building, according to the authors of the project, was determined by the neighboring Kaliningrad region. Therefore, the exterior is dominated by typical of Prussia Neo-Gothic elements. The facade bears minimal decoration. By the use of central composition presenting brick texture combined with smooth plaster, the main entrance covered with a light roof, which leads to a single, humble prayer space, is highlighted. The altar direction is accentuated by a decorative floor finish, which like carpet stretches from the entrance to the altar. The décor of walls and ceilings is settled by combining white and gray colors, which also overflow further into the exterior of the church, thus, enhancing the mood of equable respect.
I. Garnytė- Sapranavičienė
- Project ID:80
- Architects:Kazys Tamošėtis
- Architects companies:„Nadruva”
- Area:261 kv. m.
- Constructors:Dalė Sakalauskienė
- Constructors companies:Žvirgždaičiai Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Vilkaviškis’ Diocese
- Other companies:Žvirgždaičiai Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Vilkaviškis’ Diocese
- Photographer:Kazys Tamošėtis ir Jūratė Treinytė