The Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design is named after Domenico Trezzini (1670—1734), the first architect of St. Petersburg, born in Switzerland. The Awards has been taking place since 2018, supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg, the Embassy of Russia in Switzerland, Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, the Committee on Urban Planning and Architecture (KGA), the State Committee on Control, Use and Protection of Historical and Cultural Landmarks (KGIOP) and the Global Club of St. Petersburgers. 

Mr. Roger M. Kull, the Consul General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg, is the Honourary Chairman of the 2nd Open Golden Trezzini Awards Jury. The international part of the Jury also includes the President of the International Union of Architects (UIA) Thomas Vonier, a descendant of the 1st St. Petersburg architect Domenico Trezzini Lorenzo Trezzini, the co-founder of the architecture studio Holzer Kobler Architekturen Tristan Kobler, а Swiss architect of Russian origin Jan Skuratowski and other experts.

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The motto of the Awards is ‘Real Estate As Art.’

The mission of the Awards is to form a new expert community uniting representatives of business communities and acclaimed people engaged with the art world.

The main objective of the Awards is to acknowledge and promote architectural and designer projects which can be referred to as artwork in terms of the artistic value.

The best projects by competitors will be added to the collection of the Architectural Graphics Fund at the Museum of St. Petersburg History.

In 2019, the Awards has expanded, nominees from all over Russia being invited to join: developers and planners, architects and renovators, designers and decorators, as well as students of architectural universities and departments. The competition featured 18 nominations.

Entries acceptance for 2019 Awards was finished on October, 15. Nominees were invited to join the competition free of charge. Projects fulfilled (and in case of implemented products – the ones commissioned) after January 1, 2017, within the Russian Federation were admitted. Special conditions apply to the «Best architectural project of a museum» nomination: projects from abroad as well as from Russia were admitted. Eventually 350 projects from over 50 cities and regions of Russia, Belorussia, Abkhazia, Great Britain, Latvia, UAE, Finland, and South Korea were seeking to win the Golden Trezzini figurines in 2019. 

The Awarding Ceremony took place on November, 27, 2019, in St. Petersburg, in the Atrium of the Commandant’s House in the Peter and Paul Fortress.

The Awards winners were prized with designer Golden Trezzini figurines and diplomas.

From 2020, the Golden Trezzini Awards will be granted international status.

Participation in the Awards is free of charge.

The Awards is arranged by the monthly issued St. Petersburg Magazine ‘Galereya krasivykh domov i kvartir’ (Gallery of Beautiful Houses and Apartments) (published since 2002).

The State Museum of St Petersburg History is the general partner of the Awards.

The independent auditor of the Awards is Borenius Attorneys Russia Ltd.

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