On April 15 entry submission for the Golden Trezzini Awards was open.

The post of the Honorary Chairman of the International Council of the Third Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design was granted to Mikhail Piotrovsky, President of the World Club of St. Petersburgers and General Director of the State Hermitage.

“Coronavirus and lockdown seem to have cut out all the news, but work of architects doesn’t stop because of that,” said Pavel Chernyakov, Chairman of the Golden Trezzini Arrangements Committee. “Although they had to move from their roomy studios and bureaus to their own apartments, despite the fact that they have to conference their customers online, history proves that no isolation, even if preceded with “self- ,” can limit an architect’s flight of imagination. I really appreciate that Mikhail Piotrovsky, in times so difficult for the Hermitage, which followed the rest of the country into quarantine (but didn’t cease to work!), has supported our Awards, its motto “Architecture as art.” This support is specifically important for development of our key nominations – Best Architectural Design for a Museum and Best Implemented Project of Temporary or Permanent Museum Exposition.”

The International Council for the Golden Trezzini Awards was established in 2020 after the Awards was granted an international status with the support of the Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg. The objective of the International Council is to promote architectural diplomacy, connecting countries across the globe through participation of their architects, designers, renovators, and students in the annual competition, as well as other events, consolidated under the name of Domenico Trezzini (1670–1734), the first architect of St. Petersburg originating from Switzerland.

The Awards has been taking place from 2018, supported by the Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, the Embassy of Russia in Switzerland, the Embassy of Switzerland in Russia, the Consulate General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg, Glavgosexpertiza of Russia, Architecture Council of Moscow, the Committee on Urban Planning and Architecture (KGA), the State Committee on Control, Use and Protection of Historical and Cultural Landmarks (KGIOP), the World Club of St. Petersburgers, the Union of Architects of Russia, the Union of Renovators of Russia, St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPbGASU), and a number of other organisations and institutions.

The Awards is intended to scout for architectural, designer and restoration projects that in terms of artistic value can be regarded as works of art. In 2020, the voting process will be arranged in the two stages. At Stage 1, the Qualification Committee will shortlist the finalists, their list announced on November 5. At Stage 2 from November 6 through 20, 100+ experts from the International Jury will join the case to evaluate entries of the finalists and decide the winners. The voting results will be audited and verified by the Borenius legal company. On December 1, 2020, winners will be awarded with Domenico Trezzini golden figurines at the Krysha Ballroom of the Grand Hotel Europe 5*. The best projects submitted by the participants of the Golden Trezzini-2020 will be added to the collection of the Awards partner – the State Museum of St. Petersburg History, and showcased at an annual exhibition in the Peter and Paul Fortress, too.

Entries for the 3rd Golden Trezzini can be submitted at www.goldtrezzini.ru from April 15 through October 15, 2020. Participation in the Awards is free of charge.

The General Partner of the Golden Trezzini Awards is the State Museum of St. Petersburg History. The System Partner is RBI Group. Partner of a Special nomination is YIT. The Official Awarding Partner is LenRusStroy Building Corporation. To see a full list of the Awards partners, please, check: https://goldtrezzini.ru/en/partners-of-the-golden-trezzini-awards-2020/.

Photo by Yury Molodkovets

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