Winners of the international LETI Campus Design Contest announced!

Winners of the international LETI Campus Design Contest announced!

ETU “LETI” announced the results of the international contest of architectural and design projects on the transformation of four LETI campus sites. The winners will get an opportunity to implement their architectural and design ideas within the LETI public space renovation projects.

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On March 22, the Award ceremony event completed the program of  LETI Campus Design Contest. In the course of the contest, designers and architects from different countries and universities created and submitted projects of the LETI campus development. The best were determined by calculating votes of more than 500 students, professors and employees of the university.

The submitted projects belonged to four nominations. The “Way to LETI” nomination was dedicated to the renovation the LETI entrance area. Within the “LETI DNA” nomination contestants proposed new design solutions for the Building 5 lobby. The “LETI Atrium” and “LETI Sports” nominations focused on the neglected inner courtyard of Building 1 and campus perimeter household zone facing  the neighboring residential complex. In total, more than 80 projects were submitted to the Contest organizing committee, and the Jury chose 12 of them for the final stage.

The award ceremony was opened by Tatyana Talalaeva, leader of the LETI Campus Design project and Head of the LETI International Project Office. Tatyana gave an overview of the LETI Campus Design Contest stages and reminded of the projects that preceded the contest.

“Starting this project, we addressed the LETI community. We conducted a survey on the preferable improvements and new functions for the four public sites, its result were published, and many of the contestants used the opinions of LETI students and academics on the development of our university.”

Tatyana Talalaeva, Head of the LETI International Projects Office.

Vladimir Linov, the Honored Architect of Russia, professor of the International Academy of Architecture and member of the Urban Planning Council of St. Petersburg, addressed finalists, contestants and guests of the ceremony.

“LETI is conducting a consistent policy on the improvement of the university environment, and its initiative to invite young architects to rejuvenate the historical university environment is unique. I was among the initiators of the first contest. It was four years ago, and looking at today's exhibition, I can confirm that the professional level of the projects presented by contestants is constantly rising.”

Vladimir Linov, the Honored Architect of Russia, professor of the International Academy of Architecture, member of the Urban Planning Council of St. Petersburg.

This time the 12 projects of the final contest stage were presented not by their authors, but by future users – ETU “LETI” students. Vladimir Pavlovsky, Head of the LETI Property Complex Development Directorate, made practical comments on the projects. He analyzed their advantages, feasibility and potential in the context of university development priorities.

The event culminated in the announcement of the LETI Campus Design Contest winners.

  • The Way to LETI nomination winner: the Architree Project by Yana Kechin, Anna Novikova, Anastasia Gribanova, Alina Polulyakhova, N.P. Ogarev Mordovian State University;
  • The LETI DNA nomination winner: the FO(u)R Project by Natalia Sarkisova, Daria Fedulova, Maxim Antipov and Anna Sidorova, St. Petersburg State University of Civil Engineering and Architecture;
  • The LETI Atrium nomination winner: the Composition Project by Daria Pershina, St. Petersburg State Art and Industry A. L. Stieglitz Academy;
  • The LETI Sport nomination winner: the FINEARTS 23 Project by Regina Nuriakhmetova, Veronika Silaeva, Olesya Stashevichute, Alexandra Vershinina, Anastasia Sidorova and Elena Pavlichenko, Ilya Repin St. Petersburg Academy of Arts.

The following projects were awarded special diplomas for the outstanding architectural and design solutions:

  • the Archvhod Project by Anastasia Yakovleva, Anastasia Urdasheva and Angelina Telpis, St. Petersburg State University of Civil Engineering and Architecture;
  • the Sealevel Project by Lobu Mariamo Da Silva and Xu Ipin, St. Petersburg State University of Civil Engineering and Architecture;
  • the Futurodesign Project by Angelina Lomonos and Anastasia Mamonova, Belarusian State University
  • the Sup1797 Project by Aliya Zlobina, Veronika Radnikova, Ksenia Fedina, St. Petersburg State University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • the RadioPopova Project by Stanislava Ulybina, A. L. Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Art and Industrial Academy
  • the Radii Project by Alexandra Shunyakova, A. L. Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Art and Industrial Academy;
  • the Portal Project by Vladislava Sazanovich and Maria Rusakova, Belarusian State University.

On behalf of the students and staff of ETU “LETI”, the contest organizers expressed deep gratitude to the professors and mentors who provided the highest level of professional training for young architects and designers, as well as actively participated in the contest events.

Namely:

  • Daria Boytsova, senior professor of the Department of Architectural Design of St. Petersburg State University of Civil Engineering and Architecture;
  • Sergey Gorchaninov, associate professor of the Interior and Equipment Department of A. L. Stieglitz Academy;
  • Maria Orlova-Scheiner, associate professor of the Engineering and Construction Disciplines Department, associate professor of the Architecture Department of Ilya Repin Academy;
  • Igor Duhan, Head of the Art and Environmental Design Department of Belarusian State University.

The Award ceremony was conducted by Vladimir Pavlovsky, Head of the LETI Property Complex Development Directorate, and by Vladimir Linov, professor of the International Academy of Architecture and the member of the Town Planning Council of St. Petersburg.

Winners of the contest will be offered an opportunity to implement their architectural and design ideas in the future LETI campus renovation projects.

For reference

“LETI Campus Design” is the second contest organized by the ETU “LETI”, which invited students of architectural universities to develop projects on the transformation of public spaces in the LETI campus. The previous one, the International Architectural Competition “LETI – Academic Environment of the Future”, took place in 2021 and played a key role in the renovation and new design of the LETI recreation areas in Building 5.


Leila Mayat, a 4th-year student of the Faculty of Humanities of ETU "LETI"