Flavio Manzoni, Chief Design Officer of Ferrari SPA, has joined the international expert panel of the online jury for the 2020 Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design.

“It is a great honour for me to receive an invitation to join the Jury of the Golden Trezzini Awards and I’m very glad to accept,” says Flavio Manzoni, “My approach was born from the passion for all arts that my father passed on to me when I was very young. I try to convey the same enthusiasm and the same interests to my team and, when I have the opportunity, to all those who appreciate beauty or who will learn to do it. Despite the terrible consequences the coronavirus has had on our lives and may bring in the future, we have to do our best in our work. Culture and cultural relations are an important starting point.”

“Similar to Swiss-born Italian Domenico Trezzini, who has changed the idea of the capital of the Russian Empire, Mr. Manzoni is changing the concept of the world's top car design – since his childhood when he learned from his father who was also an architect, until his studies of Architecture at University of Florence, where he specialized in industrial design,” says Pavel Chernyakov, Chairman of the Golden Trezzini Arrangements Committee.

The Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design are named after Domenico Trezzini (1670—1734), an outstanding Swiss fortifications engineer and first architect of St. Petersburg, the author of the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Twelve Colleges
building and other masterpieces of the Petrine Baroque. The Awards were established in 2018 with the support of the Embassy of Russia in Switzerland, the Embassy of Switzerland in Russia, the Consulate General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg and a number of other organisations and institutions.

The main objective of the awards, whose motto is ‘architecture is art,’ is to acknowledge and promote architectural and designer projects that amount to a work of art. Their wider mission is to establish a new expert community that will bring together architectural, design, renovation and museum professionals along with diplomatic, business, media, state, and academic representatives, and people of art.

Entries for 20 nominations of the Third Golden Trezzini are accepted at www.goldtrezzini.ru/en/ till 15 October 2020 free of charge. Nominees (and projects) are welcome from anywhere in the world from developers and planners, architects and renovators, designers and interior decorators, as well as students of architecture schools and departments.

The winners will be awarded with Golden Trezzini figurines and diplomas at the ceremony that will take place at Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg, on 1 December 2020. The best projects will be added to the collection of the Architectural Graphics Foundation at the Museum of St. Petersburg History and will be presented at the annual exhibition at the Peter and Paul Fortress.

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. 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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