Contest of architecture & design projects of young architects aimed at transforming the four signature locations of LETI campus

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The Contest is dedicated to the 135th anniversary of LETI, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University

Historical buildings of LETI make the postcard views of St. Petersburg, and its campus on the Apothecary island is the popular site for numerous films and TV series about life and events in St. Petersburg – Petrograd – Leningrad.

Today the 135-year old Magical Electrotechnical develops new education projects and university research of the XXI century, LETI seeks new solutions for organizing its academic spaces.

The competition was attended by young architects and designers, students and professionals up to 35 years old. More than 200 projects of transformation of university spaces were presented.

Contest timeline


March 2021
Contest Start


April/May 2021
Virtual Exposition


June, 24


September 2021
Exhibition of Finalists


October, 13
Final Event

Contest sites and nominations

Inner yard of Building D with passageways.

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Central area between Buildings 3, 5 , 7 and façade of the future building.

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Lobby of Building 5 with 3 lounges connected by parallel corridors.

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Entrance and hospitality space including Signage and the Cube

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