The Exodus multi-functional project is nominated for the Golden Trezzini in the “Best Project of Public Space by a Student” category.

The Exodus in Yogyakarta, on the island of Java, is a station used for migratory birds stopover as well as a bridge for human to observe birds in their natural habitat. The project is designed by Martin Adriel Purnomo, 3rd year undergraduate architecture student of Universitas Atma Jaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesia is a country with the biggest migration routes, no wonder because Indonesia is the most southern tropical country in Asia which is suitable for most birds to live while winter strike the northern hemisphere, the young architect explains. However, several flocks of migratory bird perched in urban area, some consider their presence as a wonderful phenomenon, but others may find it as a nuisance and try to harm them, which is a common occurrence in developing countries such as China, Pakistan, Indonesia, and many other. If this ignorance still going on, it means a threat toward 80% pollinator around the world. The Exodus is a concept of moving misguided migratory birds in urban areas to designated nature preserve. This project ‘embrace’ nature as an education and recreation center while also utilizing biogas from organic waste to be converted into electric resource.

The project on the Awards website

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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 Petrine Baroque. The Awards have been held since 2018. The motto of the Awards is “Architecture as Art.” The Awards are intended to acknowledge and promote architectural and designer 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. 

Entries for the Third International Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design can be submitted at till October 15, 2020. Participation is free of charge.

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