On November 15, 18:00 (GMT+3), the fifth Gala evening of the International Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design will start in St. Petersburg. The event participated by the Director of the Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky will be held at the Hermitage Theatre. For the first time in five years, not only architects and designers, but also sculptors will be awarded at the ceremony.

This year, 1,123 applications were submitted for participation, and the shortlist of finalists included 63 projects from 16 countries.

For the first time in the history of the Golden Trezzini, the award will go to the “Best Art in Outdoor Public Space”. The finalists of this new category include monuments and artworks from Guangdong, China, the Kaluga Region, Russia, and St. Petersburg.

The Golden Trezzini Awards were established in 2018 and are held under the auspices of the Worldwide St. Petersburg Club. The Awards are named after Domenico Trezzini (1670—1734), the first architect of St. Petersburg. Th Awards’ motto is «Architecture as art». The Honourary Chairman of the International Council of the Awards is Mikhail Piotrovsky, President of the Worldwide St. Petersburg Club, General Director of the State Hermitage.

The main idea of the annual awards is the museumification of the most artistically valuable projects in the field of architecture, design, restoration, scenography and museum work. The winners receive gilded figurines of Domenico Trezzini and the status of a museum exhibit for their projects thanks to the support of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg. The projects judged to be the best by the International Jury will be put on display at the Peter and Paul Fortress exhibition space.

The applications for the Sixth Golden Trezzini Awards will start in Q1, 2023.

Photo: opening of the Golden Trezzini awarding ceremony in 2021.

Source: Golden Trezzini Awards Organizing Committee.

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