Domenico Trezzini gilded statuette has been safely delivered to Sergio Ortín Molina, 2020 winner in Premio del Pubblico special category.

Sergio Ortín Molina, young architect from Spain, won the Premio del Pubblico (People's Choice Award) at the 3rd International Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design in 2020. His utopic project of reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral became the leader at the Facebook voting, having gathered more than 1,000 likes. Due to pandemic, attending the awarding ceremony in St. Petersburg was very limited, so the prize — gilded statuette of Domenico Trezzini, the first architect of St. Petersburg — was mailed to the winner.

“It has been an honor to participate in this wonderful award,” the winner says. “Winning the Premio del Pubblico at the Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design has been a source of pride, and I am very grateful to the organization of the contest for making possible the opportunity to introduce young architects who are starting their careers, offering new professional horizons and achieving an enormous diffusion of the projects, not only at a national level, but also at a global level, something that makes these awards special and unique. The statuette will be a fond memory that will always link me to this recognition and to the city of Saint Petersburg, which I hope to visit very soon.”

Mr. Molina's “Ethereal” project proposes a spatial reconstruction of the aesthetics of the ancient spire, an immaterial tribute to its history, its character and its legacy. Through an interpretive reconstruction of its formal limits and maintaining its ingenious structural system as a support for the intervention itself, carried out in an artisanal way in wire mesh, a millimeter cloud of intangible points is formed that captures the concrete state of a matter that no longer exists, in a time that is no longer hers.

Sergio Ortín Molina is a Master in Architecture from the Technical School of Architecture of Valencia, student of the Master in Conservation of Architectural Heritage at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He has worked in different architecture, design and landscaping studios, obtaining different prizes and recognitions in his stage as a student such as honors in the Final Degree Project or the award for the best records of the degree.

In 2021, Premio del Pubblico is going to be awarded as well. Voting is already open for all Golden Trezzini website who have Facebook accounts. All the projects submitted by participants can take part in the voting. The one which gathers most likes, will be awarded a Premio del Pubblico certificate and a special prize.

The Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design are named after Domenico Trezzini (1670—1734), Russian architect of Swiss origin, the first architect of St. Petersburg. The motto of the Awards is 'Architecture as Art'. The Domenico Trezzini gilded statuettes are awarded to the authors of architectural and designer projects that amount to works of art. The Honorary Chairman of the International Council for the Golden Trezzini Awards is Mikhail Piotrovsky, President of the World Club of St. Petersburgers and General Director of the State Hermitage.

2021 Golden Trezzini Awards winners will be awarded in November during the Gala-Night at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. The best projects by competitors will be added to the collection of the Architectural Graphics Fund at the Museum of St. Petersburg History and take part in an annual exhibition at the Peter and Paul Fortress.

Entries are open till October 1 at Nominees from all over the world are invited. More than 100 projects from 34 countries have been already accepted. Participation is free of charge. 

The General Partner of the Awarding Ceremony is the Mikhailovsky Theatre. The General Museum Partner is the State Museum of St. Petersburg History. The independent auditor is Borenius Attorneys Russia Ltd. To see a full list of the Awards partners please check

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