The International Council and the Jury of the Golden Trezzini Awards comprise representatives of 32 countries. The Awards have been established by Golden Trezzini Ltd, an independent entity that isn’t directly or indirectly sponsored by the state agencies or their affiliated institutions of any of these countries. The motto of the Awards is “Architecture as Art”, which implies the art of creation, not destruction. The annual Golden Trezzini Awards have connected thousands of architects and designers from around the world. We are going to continue this peaceful competition between participants from different countries, just not to get beyond feeling compassionate, empathizing, and hoping for peace and better future for all.
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Lugano is the ninth largest city of Switzerland by population and the largest city in Ticino. It ranks as the third largest banking center in the country and a financial center of international significance. Lugano is also known for its educational system, as well as university and research programs. The city is attractive for companies and entities from high dynamic economic sectors like biotechnologies and artificial intelligence. Nestled between the Lugano Prealps and standing at the edge of Lake Lugano (Ceresio), the city is a popular resort. Its natural beauties along with local culture and various outdoor activities attract tourists from all over the world.
The Worldwide St. Petersburg Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1991. The aims of the club are: unification of the people who understand the unique significance of St. Petersburg for Russia, Europe and the world, the revival of St. Petersburg as a spiritual, intellectual, scientific and cultural center, cooperation with state, municipal, public institutions on the revival of the city, the establishment and support connections with the natives of St. Petersburg and their descendants abroad. At club meetings, the most important events for the city and the country are discussed, philosophical discussions, openings, art evenings of club members, presentation of books from the “Library of the Worldwide St. Petersburg Club" are held. The President of the Worldwide St. Petersburg Club is Mikhail Piotrovsky, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, General Director of the State Hermitage.
Partner of the ceremony
The State Hermitage is a museum of fine and decorative arts located in St. Petersburg. Founded in 1764, it is one of the largest art museums in the world.
The State Hermitage possesses a collection of about 3 million works of art and monuments of world culture. This includes painting, graphics, sculpture and applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.
The main museum complex consists of six interconnected buildings — the Winter Palace, the Reserve House of the Winter Palace, the Small Hermitage, the Large (Old) Hermitage, the New Hermitage and the Hermitage Theatre. There are 365 halls totally open to the public. Besides, the General Staff Building, the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, “Staraya Derevnya” restoration and storage center, and the Menshikov Palace belong to the Hermitage Museum.
The awarding ceremony of the International Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design is held at the Hermitage Theatre.
Partner of the conference
The National Library of Russia is the oldest public and the first national library in Russia, founded in 1795 by decree of Empress Catherine the Great. Through all these years, the library — now one of the largest in the world and the second largest collections in the Russian Federation — has been serving Russian culture and science. The library is classified as an institution of the highest category of protection and accounting, enjoys special forms of state support and is included in the State Code of Especially Valuable Objects of the National Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of the Russian Federation.
Based on the Federal Law on Library Science (1994), the National Library of Russia is the national library of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation being its founder.
General museum partner
State Museum of St. Petersburg History is one of the largest Russian museums of history. The museum funds contain 1.3 mln+ exhibits, telling about the history of the City on the Neva since its founding to nowadays.
The museum’s center is the Peter and Paul Fortress, a unique cultural and architectural landmark, a memorial of fortification art of the 18th to 20th centuries. The Peter and Paul Cathedral, the dominant of the architectural ensemble, is one of the city symbols, a burial site of the Royal Family of the Romanovs. Historical buildings of the Peter and Paul Fortress contain expositions and temporary exhibitions of the museum.
The State Museum of St. Petersburg History comprises several sites: the Rumyantsev Mansion at the Angliyskaya Embankment, the Alexander Block memorial flat, the Sergey Kirov Museum, the Monument to Leningrad Heroic Defenders located at the Pobeda Square, the Museum of Printing, the Museum of St. Petersburg Avant Garde (the Matyushin House), and the Schlusselburg Fortress Oreshek.
The best projects submitted at the Golden Trezzini Awards will be added to the Museum’s collection.
Strategic museum partner
The State Russian Museum is the world’s largest collection of Russian art, housed in a unique architectural complex in the historical centre of St Petersburg. It was the first museum of Russian art, initiated by Emperor Alexander III.
The museum collection contains over 400 000 exhibits covering all major periods and trends in the history of Russian art, all main types and genres, trends and schools of Russian art over more than a thousand years: from the X to the XXI century.
Today, the area of the museum complex is more than 30 hectares. The collection is accommodated in buildings that are outstanding monuments of the XVIII-XIX century architecture: Mikhailovsky, Stroganov, Marble Palaces, and Mikhailovsky Castle. Mikhailovsky Garden, Summer Garden and Peter I’s Summer Palace as well as Cabin of Peter the Great are also part of the museum complex.
Official manufacturer of the prizes
Pallada restoration and production company was founded in St. Petersburg in 2001. Pallada conducts a wide and varied activity, striving not only to develop its own capabilities, but also to promote the revival of architectural ceramics, the development of restoration technologies, the preservation of this part of our culture and heritage, while paying special attention to the social sphere. The key activities of Pallada include restoration of architectural ceramics, manufacturing of stoves, fireplaces, iconostases, interior, facade and landscape ceramics.
Today, Pallada group of companies includes a full-cycle ceramic production, restoration workshops, art workshops, an architectural and design department, as well as a unique Keramarh Museum of Architectural Art Ceramics.
Official residence of participants and guests
Helvetia Hotel ***** (from the Latin name of Switzerland, approx. 80 rooms) is located in the centre of St. Petersburg in a 18th century building rebuilt in the middle of the 19th century by famous St. Petersburg architect, academician A. Lange, in the “Elizabethan Baroque” style. Along with the Baroque forms, the architect used the composition solutions of Italian Renaissance. This mansion is linked with a number of remarkable names and significant events of Russian and Swiss history. In 1998—2006, the Honorary Consulate General of Switzerland was located here. On the front façade the flag of Switzerland is placed, along with the cantonal flags depicting the coats of arms of Bern, Geneva and Ticino — centres of German, French and Italian Switzerland, whose natives made a significant contribution to architecture, art, science and industry of St. Petersburg. Among them there is the first architect of the city, Ticino-born Domenico Trezzini.
Official operator of hospitality
Grand Hotel Moika 22 is located in the very heart of St. Petersburg, on the embankment of the Moika River in an aristocratic mansion built in 1853, directly opposite Palace Square and the Hermitage Museum. The hotel is a five-minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt and the main sights of the city, the main places of tourist interest, shopping and leisure. Unique personalized European service is offered in each of the hotel's 200 rooms and suites, five restaurants and bars, and event rooms.
Embassy of Russia in Switzerland is a diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation in the Swiss Confederation, located in Bern, the capital of the Alpine country.
Embassy of Switzerland in Russia is a diplomatic mission of Switzerland in Russia, located at: Ogorodnaya Sloboda Lane 2/5, Moscow.
As the official mission of Switzerland abroad, the Embassy handles all the issues related to diplomatic relations between the two countries. It promotes interests of Switzerland in the political, economical, and financial fields, as well as in the fields of legal relations, science, education, and culture.
For the first time, the Consulate of Switzerland in Russia was opened in St. Petersburg in 1816. The first mission was headed by the Honorary Consul. A full-fledged diplomatic mission was open in 1906, and after the revolution, it was moved to the new capital.
Today, the Consulate General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg promotes interests of Switzerland in the city and the entire North-Western region.
The Department of Culture and Tourism conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction, which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The organisation manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and Louvre Abu Dhabi. DCT Abu Dhabi also supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
The mission of the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg:
- Implementation and carrying out of the state policy of St. Petersburg in the sphere of development of external relations of St. Petersburg, the interregional cooperation of St. Petersburg.
- Coordination of the development and implementation of international technical assistance and business cooperation programs, also within the framework of urban development, social development, education, culture and public health in St. Petersburg.
- Coordination of activities for organising the participation of citizens and organisations in interregional and international conferences and other interregional and international events held by the executive authorities of St. Petersburg.
- Organization of work to support compatriots living abroad, using their opportunities for developing relations with foreign countries.
- Implementation of other tasks in the sphere of external relations of St. Petersburg according to the current legislation.
The Committee for City Improvement of St. Petersburg ensures the implementation of state policy and carries out state management in the field of improvement: landscape gardening, forestry, maintenance of roads and other improvement facilities, and also coordinates the activities of other executive bodies of state power of St. Petersburg in this area.
St. Petersburg Committee for Culture is a structural subdivision of the St. Petersburg City Government.
It was established for the purpose of carrying out state policy and implementing state governance in the sphere of culture and arts.
The main goals of the Committee are:
- Preserve and rationally use the city’s cultural and historical heritage; revive and develop cultural traditions;
- Support cultural and arts organizations in order to guarantee equal access to cultural wealth for all social groups; create favorable conditions for the development of cultural and artistic organizations;
- Assist in the development of the system of musical and artistic educational institutions; provide support for talented children and youth;
- Support folk art and national cultures; develop the spheres of recreation and leisure as well as cultural and educational activities; strengthen interaction between professional and amateur artistic organizations;
- Strengthen international cultural cooperation; ensure participation of the city’s cultural and artistic organizations in international projects; promote St. Petersburg as a cultural and artistic center of international significance;
- Organize the city’s cultural events: festivals, competitions, holidays, exhibitions, conferences and congresses;
- Create and implement projects and strategic programs in the sphere of culture; share expertise of international and regional projects in the field.
FAI Glavgosexpertiza of Russia is a non-profit organization established for executing works and rendering services to exercise the powers of the Ministry of Construction of Russia in the sphere of organization and conducting state expert appraisal of design documentation and engineering survey results.
Architecture Council of Moscow is a standing collegial consultative body under the Moscow City Committee for Architecture and Urban Development, carrying out the review of important architectural and urban development projects and decisions.
Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPbGASU) is a major educational and research center, the only university in the Northwestern Federal District of the Russian Federation that provides comprehensive training in the field of construction, architecture, transport, and environmental engineering systems.
The university trains students in full-time, part-time, part-time forms of education in accordance with the approved programs of higher professional education.
Mayakovsky Central City Public Library is one of the largest libraries in St. Petersburg, a modern cultural, informational and educational center. The library dates back to 1868. The name of Vladimir Mayakovsky was given to the library in 1953.
The library fund includes an extensive collection of works of fiction in Russian and foreign languages, publications on economics, technology, law, natural science, history and other field.
The library provides free access to electronic resources, free access to the Wi-Fi network, and also offers many creative projects, promotions, concerts, lectures, meetings, exhibitions and other cultural programs.
Leningrad Regional Universal Scientific Library is the central state library of the region, the custodian of the most complete fund of local history documents; an information and methodological center for public libraries in the region, which determines the strategic directions for the development of the industry, organizes professional interaction between the libraries of the Leningrad region.
Moscow School of Contemporary Art is a faculty of the Universal University. It is a continuation and development of, more than 10 years of experience, in the field of fine art and international education at the British Higher School of Art and Design. Throughout this period the school has collaborated with many key art institutions in Russia, the UK and beyond.
The school offers educational programmes in conjunction with the British Higher School of Art and Design, as well as new short-term and long-term programmes in various formats in the field of art management, art business and curating.
Partner of the special category «Best Implemented Creative Space Design»
IMISP is the first Business School to be founded in St. Petersburg and one of the first in the territory of the former Soviet Union, established on 20 July 1989 as a joint venture between Leningrad State University and the Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). IMISP is one of the leaders in Russian business education and provides two key activities: business education programs and consulting.
The Institute’s mission states: "The school improves efficiency of individuals and organizations by offering the unique educational programs, which combine knowledge of professors and experience of the best experts and business practitioners”. As a philosophy, the School seeks relevant excellence, especially in the professional field, like having graduates on high corporate positions.
Nordic Star Law Offices is a legal services leader in Russia. The firm provide the full range of legal services for business to clients from any sector of the economy throughout Russia and in most of the former Soviet states.
Nordic Star focuses on M&A, Corporate Law and Commercial Contracts, Real Estate & Construction, Dispute Resolution, Competition and Antitrust, Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, and Employment. This allows to develop and implement effective solutions for clients tailored to the needs of a specific business.
Nordic Star Law Offices was established in 2022 by partners of Borenius’ Russian office (Borenius Attorneys Russia Ltd), whose head office is in Helsinki. The team stay in touch with their international partners, which opens up access for the clients to the services of professionals from the EU, US and other regions and countries.
Official concert partner
Record Label ReachSound.Art carries out a full cycle of work related to the recording, production and distribution of its own releases on world music Internet sites.
The label specializes in recording classical music: chamber, vocal, symphonic, opera, choral, we record not only in the studio, but also live performances using our own unique technologies in the production of the recording, allowing to immerse the listener into realistic sound space.
Official partner in the USA
The Lazar Khidekel Society is a nonprofit organization established by the family of Lazar Khidekel and a group of distinguished art historians, museum specialists, and art supporters under the auspices of the Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) in New York, New York.
The goal of the Lazar Khidekel Society is to sustain and preserve Lazar Khidekel's legacy in art, architecture, and design, and to advance the recognition of Lazar Khidekel (1904, Vitebsk – 1986, Leningrad), as one of the titans of the Russian Avant-garde.
To sufficiently promote the work of the Lazar Khidekel Society, the following committees have been established:
- The Exhibition Committee implementing the Society's mission to further the awareness and understanding of Lazar Khidekel's legacy by producing exhibitions, publications, and conferences.
- The Education Committee creating educational activities and welcoming graduate and Ph.D. students and independent researchers to explore Lazar Khidekel's archive.
- The Preservation Committee paying special attention to the conservation and preservation of Lazar Khidekel's works and his unique archive.
- The integrity and consistency of the artist's heritage is a primary concern and composes the duties of the Authenticity Committee.
- In order to create a living monument to Lazar Khidekel and his pioneering ideals, the Development Committee has been established.
Helenika is a culture and science international collaboration center, part of Swiss Center, St.Petersburg, the principal sponsor of Helenika's non-profit cultural programs. The center was founded on June 15, 2006 by Ms. Madeleine Isabelle Lüthi, the first Honorary Consul of Switzerland in post-imperial St. Petersburg (1998—2006), who created the Swiss Center in 1993.
One of Helenika's principal objectives is optimizing international, in particular, Russian-Swiss cooperation in the sphere of culture, science and business, supporting creative youth and promotion of international events focused on unity of universal cultural space.
How do I become a sponsor or a partner for the Golden Trezzini Awards?
We welcome new partnership proposals and are totally open for any feedback. If you want to join the Awards as a partner, please contact the Organizing Committee: [email protected].