On November 15, the awarding ceremony of the International Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design took place in St. Petersburg. Under the auspices of the Worldwide St. Petersburg Club, it took place for the 5th time.

This year, there were 1,123 applications from 74 countries submitted, 63 projects from 16 countries having been shortlisted by the Jury. The list of winners included projects from Brazil, China, Cuba, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and Thailand.

Rearrangement of warehousing facilities (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), SPEECH architectural bureau.

The winners and awardees were congratulated in the Hermitage Theater by Mikhail Piotrovsky, President of the Worldwide St. Petersburg Club, General Director of the State Hermitage.
Mr. Piotrovsky also took part in awarding of the winners of the special Golden Trezzini Awards prize — the Genius Petropolis Medal named after Valentina Orlova, the 1st Chairwoman of the Board of the World St. Petersburg Club, and the organizers awarded him the prize ‘For making an outstanding contribution to promotion of the Architecture as Art concept’.

Spasskiy Cathedral (Penza, Russia), Penza Eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The awardees and guests of the ceremony were greeted Stefan Kloetzli, Minister of the Embassy of Switzerland in Russia, and Uri Resnick, Consul General of the State of Israel in St. Petersburg. The list of the honorary guests at the ceremony included Vladimir Zapevalov, Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, Béatrice Latteier, Consul General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg, and Natalia Sidorkevich, Chairwoman of the Board of the Worldwide St. Petersburg Club.

Seed Cabin (Cuba), Jorge Luis Veliz Quintana.

This time, the gilded figurines of St. Petersburg’s first architect — Domenico Trezzini — and gold certificates of the Awards were awarded to Sergey Makarov, Chairman of the Committee for the State Preservation of Historical and Cultural Monuments of St. Petersburg (KGIOP); Sergey Bychkov, Minister for Culture and Tourism of the Penza Region; Alexey Komov, Senior Architect of Kaluga, Airat Tukhvatullin, Vice Art Director at Chekhov Moscow Art Theater, Nailya Zinnatullina, Director of Institute of Urban Development (Republic of Tatarstan), Luciano Lerner Basso, an architect from Brazil; Jorge Luis Veliz Quintana, an architect from Cuba, as well as other winners from various countries.

Hainan International Convention & Exhibition Center Phase II (Hainan, China), PT DESIGN.

The international Golden Trezzini prize has been awarded in St. Petersburg since 2018 under the auspices of the World St. Petersburg Club. This is the only architectural awards across the globe that implies expert selection of artistically valuable projects to be added to the museum collection.

Island of Forts Museum and History Park, Stage III (St. Petersburg, Russia), Island of Forts NPO.

The motto of the Awards is “Architecture as Art”. Every year, the organizers award the best architects, renovators, designers, and scene artists in the State Hermitage. The works by the winners are added to the collection of Museum of St. Petersburg History and are presented during the annual exhibition.

Açucena House (Minas Gerais, Brazil), Tetro Arquitetura.

It is a tradition that the winners are decided the day before the gala ceremony by means of secret vote, in which all the shortlisted projects take place. The voting is participated by the International Council and the Jury of the Awards, both including top architects and directors of the world’s major museums.

Brusnitsyn Culture Quarters (St. Petersburg, Russia).

3,300+ projects from 110 countries have claimed the Golden Trezzini figurines throughout the years of the Awards operation. In 2018 to 2022, the list of winners included projects from 22 countries.

Applications for the 6th International Golden Trezzini Awards will be accepted from Q1 2023. Participation in the Awards is free of charge.

Winners of 2022 Golden Trezzini Awards

1. Best Architectural Design for Museum

National Nature Preservation Museum on Kamchatka (Russia)


2. Best Implemented Project of Temporary or Permanent Museum Exposition

Visions of Freedom. Romanticism in Russia and Germany (Moscow, Russia / Dresden, Germany)


3. Best Implemented Theatre Set Design

Lies, or Baron Munchausen’s Last Will (Moscow, Russia)


4. Best Implemented Restoration / Reconstruction Project

Rearrangement of warehousing facilities (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) 


5. Best Project of Residential Estate

Cable Hut (Balearic Islands, Spain)


6. Best Implemented Project of Residential Estate

AARU Santa Fe (Mexico City, Mexico)


7. Best Project of Public Building or Facility

Seed Cabin (Cuba)


8. Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

Hainan International Convention & Exhibition Center Phase II (Hainan, China)


9. Best Implemented Interior Design Project for Public Space

Front suite in Pashkov House (St. Petersburg, Russia)


10. Best Implemented Landscape Architecture Project

Island of Forts Museum and History Park, Stage III (St. Petersburg, Russia)


11. Best Project of Private Residence

Casa Niebla (Brazil)


12. Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

Açucena House (Minas Gerais, Brazil)


13. Best Implemented Apartment / Private House Interior Design Project

Villa at the Gulf of Finland (St. Petersburg, Russia)


14. Best Project of Building or Facility by Student

Siam's Trash Absorber — the future of waste handling to renew the Thai Floating City (Bangkok, Thailand)


15. Best Project of Public Space by Student

The Exodus: Migratory bird station (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)


16. Best Implemented Façade or Interior Project Using Ceramics

Positive Transformation — brick facades (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Best Implemented Interior Design Project Using Works of Art

Casa Ocho, artworks in the interior (Mexico City, Mexico)


17. Best Design Project for Library

Mayakovsky Library — Renovation (St. Petersburg, Russia)


18. Best Implemented Creative Space Design

Brusnitsyn Culture Quarters (St. Petersburg, Russia)


19. Best Art in Outdoor Public Space

Peter the Great saving drowning people at Lakhta, memorial sign (St. Petersburg, Russia)


20. Genius Petropolis Medal named after Valentina Orlova

Permanent Exposition — History of St. Petersburg Protection Movement (St. Petersburg, Russia)


21. For outstanding personal contribution to the promotion of the idea «Architecture as Art»

Mikhail Piotrovsky


22. Lazar Khidekel Prize

Balagan gastro venue (St. Petersburg, Russia)


23. Premio del Pubblico

Spasskiy Cathedral (Penza, Russia)


All the winners and certificate holders:


Photo: 2022 Golden Trezzini awarding night. Photo by Vitaliy Kolikov.

Images: 2022 Golden Trezzini selected winners.


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