Golden Trezzini Awards held in St. Petersburg
On December 1 the Golden Trezzini Awards ceremony was held at the State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St. Petersburg. The winners in the main and special categories, as well as holders of Golden Certificates, Special and Honourable Mention Certificates, were announced.
The ceremony participants were greeted by Mikhail Piotrovsky, President of the World Club of Petersburgers, General Director of the State Hermitage, and Honourary Chairman of the International Council of the Golden Trezzini Awards; Vladimir Zapevalov, Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg and Chairman of the International Council of the Golden Trezzini Awards; Evgeny Grigoriev, Chairman of the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg; Tobias Privitelli, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Switzerland to the Russian Federation; Pascal Sliwanski, Consul General of France in St. Petersburg; Vladimir Grigoriev, Chief Architect of St. Petersburg and Chairman of the Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture; Konstantin Sukhenko, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Committee for Culture; Henriette Borg Reinholdt, Director of the Danish Cultural Institute in St. Petersburg; Sani Kontula-Webb, Director of the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg, and others guests of honour.
The Golden Trezzini competition had received 744 applications from 59 countries. The international panel of judges reviewed the 60 finalists submitted by organisations and individuals from 19 countries and selected the winners. Borenius law firm, acting as auditor, checked and approved the voting results.
The International Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design are named after Domenico Trezzini (1670-1734), the first architect of St. Petersburg and the founder of the Petrine Baroque. The Awards, whose motto is “Architecture as Art,” have been held since 2018. They are intended to acknowledge and promote architectural and design projects that amount to works of art. The Honorary Chairman of the International Council of the Awards is Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
The competitors’ best projects will be added to the collection of the Architectural Graphics Fund of the Museum of St. Petersburg History and entered in an annual exhibition at the Peter and Paul Fortress.