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Department of Architecture and Conservation Lviv Polytechnic National University

The article examines the fortified monastery complex of the princely period in Pidhoryany, which has survived to this day in a half-ruined state on the territory of Western Ukraine. The history of the construction of the monastery and its restoration is followed. The monastery complex had not only spiritual significance, it was supplemented with defensive structures, acting as a fortified complex for protection from external enemies in the southern part of Terebovla. The architectural-spatial and artistic solution of the monastic buildings of the historical architectural monastery-fortress was analyzed. Diverse in functional monastic purpose, compositional and architectural-artistic solution, proportions, stone monastic buildings are important structural elements of the monastery-fortress and unique artistic works of defensive architecture. Artists, applying three main rules: utility, strength and beauty, created a perfect architectural work of defensive architecture that reflects the culture of a certain era and makes an impression on the viewer.  The Pidgoryan monastery complex is a unique urban development that has historical and cultural value and belongs to the cultural heritage of Ukraine. Different in size, proportions and compositional solution, the monastery buildings harmoniously fit into the structure of the monastery and the environment, which reflect the skill and talent of the builders. In the process of research, the technical condition of the monastery buildings was studied, and a program of restoration measures was determined in order to preserve them from further destruction. The protection and preservation of the authentic monastery-fortress can be a contribution to the preservation and development of the cultural values of the Ukrainian people.

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