The article attempts to outline the phenomenon of spatial segregation in Lviv. It highlights the historical aspects of this phenomenon, and their impact on the current situation. Also is outlined the own classification of the social groups which have developed at present city is considering the degree of their mutual isolation.
Ancient city fortifications are one of the specific types of defensive architecture. Along with the buildings of castles, blocks of urban residential development, monastery complexes and field defensive structures, they formed a special type of architectural and urban planning objects. During their construction, the skills of both an architect, builder, and military engineer were often combined. Not so many objects of urban defense architecture have come down to our time.
In the central area of the city of Lviv there were 15 passages, and only three of
them maintained their initial function, while the rest ceased to exist despite preservation of
65-70% of space planning structure of quarters. Given due disclosure of this issue, alongside
with the prospects for developing these premises, conditions of formation and establishment
of the passages, and their spatial interaction, a significant part of urban space may be
reintegrated into the city’s cultural public sector by means of revalorization, since, as a rule,
The alabaster font from the Dormition Church in Lviv was sent to the
restoration in 2019. For a long time it served as a flowerbed, it was whitewashed several times,
split into two parts and fastened with a metal wire. The article describes the conservation state
of the object, presents the results of petrographic and thermal analysis of alabaster of the font
basin. The study found that the main problem of cleaning is the removal of carbonized lime
incrustation. The experimental studies on the effect on alabaster of various means of cleaning
The gunpowder tower was an integral part of the third defensive line, which was
laid around the center of Lviv, starting in 1522. The active phase of construction of the third line
occurs after 1527 (after the great fire of Lviv) and lasts until the end of 1540. Construction took
place over a twenty-year period when the city was exempt from paying taxes to the state royal
treasury and could spend money for the modernization of fortifications.
In the article we prove that the date of its construction of the Powder Tower should be
The article is devoted to the historical features of the formation of Vicheva Square in Lviv and its current state. The work focuses on the historical background of the square planning, its development during Soviet times and degradation as space nowadays. The main tasks are architectural approaches and ways of the renovation of the area.
The architectural activity of Serhiy Tymoshenko during the interwar period is considered in the article. Based on revealed archive sources the typology of buildings, designed by him, is defined, the authorship of separate dwelling houses and religious buildings is ascertained, the peculiarities of the creative approach to their design are analyzed.
The article covers political, historical, legal, constitutional issues of state-church relations, the importance of spiritual values as an object of constitutional-legal relations, the formation and implementation of legislation on freedom of religion in Lviv. The importance of holding the All-Ukrainian Orthodox Council in Kyiv on December 15, 2018 is underlined. The decision of the Council became the legal basis for the creation of an autocephalous local Orthodox Church.
An analysis of the reconstruction and restructuring of the tram stops formed in the second half of the twentieth century in Lviv in the context of the inter-highway territories planning change on the example of the central part of the city. The urban planning approaches to the reconstruction of the inter-highway territories and the square in front of the main railway station of the city are shown.
The article considers the issue of charismatic sacral architecture in Lviv within 1990 - 2000 years. It has been outlined a period, during which traditionalist or denominational stereotypes did not affect a process of sacral buildings design. Within this some unique structures has occurred, as a result of individual search of charismatic image of a sacral space. The active phase of this period lasted through the 1990s and 2000s.