Two St. Petersburg projects of the RBI real estate development company are among the nominees of the 3rd International Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design.

Bolkonsky residential complex in Admiralteyskiy district comprises 156 flats consists of three separate buildings. Even in the largest one there are only 84 flats. Almost all of them have balconies or terraces. Working on the project, the architects were inspired by the luxurious St. Petersburg apartment buildings of the early 20th century. The light grey shades of the facades, risalits, bay windows, pitched roof with lucarnes – all these features help to fit the buildings into the historical surroundings. The complex features an underground parking and a green courtyard. The car-free area is fenced off. The playground is equipped with interactive installations. The residential complex id designed by Proektnaya Kultura architectural bureau.

Biography is a compact residential complex in the centre of the Petrogradskiy district, near the Chkalovskaya metro station. The two buildings, a large eight-storeyed and a small two- and four-storeyed, comprise 134 apartments. The small building is a renovated two-storeyed house with preserved historical facades. The facades are reminiscent of the Russian Empire style, and the complex fits perfectly into the surroundings. There are genuine paintings at the entrances and artistic photographs in the halls. A decorative hand-forged reed-shaped lamp is installed in the yard. Another feature of the project is a most state-of-the-art intercom system with face recognition. Thanks to it, the residents are able to open the gates and entrance doors remotely by using their smart phone. Prospect architectural bureau (Architectural Bureau of A. Shenderovich) designed the Biography residential complex.

“RBI has been a participant, winner and partner of Golden Trezzini since 2018. This year, Eduard Tiktinsky, president of RBI Group, has joined our jury,” says Pavel Chernyakov, Chairman of the Golden Trezzini Awards Arrangements Committee, “Let me point out that projects created by Jury members or companies affiliated with them are allowed to take part in the competition. Nevertheless, the affiliated Jury member cannot vote in the nomination this project participates in.”

Four Horizons residential complex by RBI became the “Best Constructed Premium or Business Class Residential Estate” in 2018. In 2019, their Futurist residential complex won in the category “Best Project of Premium or Business Class Residential Estate”.

In 2020, RBI projects along with other Golden Trezzini participants are also eligible to win a Premio del Pubblico Award, which is voted online across the globe. From now till November 5th, voting for Bolkonsky and Biography is open on our website.

RBI has been working on the Russian real estate market since 1993 – practically from the start. The company was the first to offer its customers a mortgage, the first to introduce the middle-class apartment standard into the market and the first one to bring in a true architectural star – Ricardo Bofill – to St. Petersburg market of modern luxury real estate. Since the start, RBI has practiced a comprehensive approach to development. Today, RBI Group offers a full range of services related to the acquisition of apartments and commercial real estate in new buildings. The Group includes specialized professional companies whose level of services fully meets the high RBI standards: RBI (Elite and Business class apartments), Severny Gorod (Comfort class apartments), 'Comfort Management' maintenance company, RBI OK (Finishing), RBI PM (Apart-hotel management), Development Systems (BIM modeling).

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, author of the Peter and Paul Cathedral, Twelve Collegia Building and other masterpieces of Petrine Baroque. The Awards have been taking place since 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 Golden Trezzini Awards are the only competition for architecture and design where the winning projects are taken into a state museum’s collection. After the Awarding Ceremony which will take place in on December 1, 2020, in St. Petersburg, the best projects by competitors are 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. The Honorary Chairman of the International Council of the Awards is Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage.

The motto of the Awards is 'Architecture as Art'. The main objective of the Awards is to acknowledge and promote architectural and designer projects that amount to works of art. Entries for 20 nominations of the Third Golden Trezzini are being accepted online till October 15, 2020. Participation is free of charge.

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


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