2019 Golden Trezzini winner in the category “Best Implemented Restoration / Reconstruction Project” participates in the competition with a new project.

Restoration of the rooms of Nicholas I in Gatchina Palace near St. Petersburg, finished in 2020, competes for the Golden Trezzini Award this year in the category «Best Implemented Restoration / Reconstruction Project».

The rooms of Nicholas I in Gatchina Palace were designed by R. I. Kuzmin in 1850-52 as the emperor’s workspace. These include the Entrance Hall, the Corner Office, the Valet Room, the Waiting Room, the Large Military Office, and other office premises. The furniture and decoration of the rooms were evacuated in 1941, but the building suffered from a fire in 1944, as well as during reconstruction of the palace in the Soviet times.

Apart from the restored rooms, the exposition opened in 2020 includes original and reproduction furnishings, which saw the last days Nicholas I spent at the palace. The authors intended to recreate the mid-19th century atmosphere as if the rooms’ owner has just left.

In 2019, restoration and conservation of Chesme Gallery in Gatchina Palace won the Golden Trezzini in the category “Best Implemented Restoration / Reconstruction Project”.

Restoration of the rooms of Nicholas I on the Awards website https://goldtrezzini.ru/en/nominees/nicholas-i/

The Golden Trezzini website users are welcome to vote for their preferred projects via Facebook, giving them a chance to win Premio del Pubblico Award. 300+ projects from Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, the UAE, and the USA are approved for participation at the moment.

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  www.goldtrezzini.ru/en/ 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. Global Partner is Laufen. Strategic partner of the Awarding ceremony is Etalon Group. System Partner is RBI Group. Partner of a Special nomination is YIT. Official partner of the Awarding ceremony is LenRusStroy Building Corporation. Partner of the Awarding ceremony is Ganga Group. 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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