Information about the Project ,,Restauration of former Kintai Evangelical Lutheran Church and adaptation it to the community and public needs“. No. EEE-LT06-KM-01-K-01-087
Kintai former Evangelical Lutheran Church (cultural heritage object No 1637) was built in 1705m. and can be characterized by its baroque style architecture with a historical church tower. The Church architecture style is very typical for sacral building of Eastern Prussia region.
Today more than 30% of roof area is strongly damaged, many clay tiles are cracked. Concrete elements of the historical church tower are in a bad condition: wall cracks are expanding, thus the tower can lose its stability in the near future. The socle masonry is in a bad condition: the protective plaster is shattered and crumbled. Also the fundament masonry is shattered with crumbled masonry mortar. The facade plaster has many cracks, in places the plaster is completely crumbled off and the wall masonry is openly visible. The concrete pavement around the building is strongly damaged, so the ground moisture is comming inside.
Under theese circumstances, the building is not protected from environmental impacts, the technical and esthetical conditions are getting worse every year and soon it will not be suitable for meeting the needs of community and society.
In order to restorer the authentical view and values of the church, the parish has applied for a grant from EEA and Norwegian financial mechanisms, ant the Project ,,Restauration of former Kintai Evangelical Lutheran Church and adaptation it to the community and public needs“ was confirmed.
Main goal of the Project is to restore the unique cultural heritage object, former Kintai Evangelical Lutheran Church and to adapt it to the community and public needs.
The project will include following works: repair of roofing and roof constructions, fundament, socle and wall masonry and plaster, installation of heating and lightning security systems. After the project the church will be suited for meeting the needs of local community and it will be possible to use it for cultural events, concerts and public meetings and events.
In order to inform the society about the cultural heritage, and to adapt it to the community needs it is foreseen to organize the trainings and seminars on the subject of importance of cultural heritage preservation and its adaptability to the needs of local community. Besides that there will be a seminar on church architecture cultural heritage. In order to ensure the appropriate building adaptability to the community needs the project will be implemented together with the partner from Norway – The Norwegian University College for Agriculture and Rural Development (HLB). Main task of this partner is the dissemination of knowledge about the possibilities of adapting the cultural herritage object for meeting the needs of rural communities, the means of creating new cultural, social, economical values by using the cultural heritage.
Therefore we expect, that after project implementation the restored Church of Kintai will become important not only for religion needs, but also will serve as community center of culture, social activities, also an important visiting place for tourists.
Project duration – until 2016 m. april 30.
Total Project budget – 1.061.378 Lt.