International Contest of Young Architects and Designers

Contest of architecture & design projects of young architects aimed at transforming the four public spaces of LETI campus.

Summer LETI Metalab

International school to introduce art & science objects into the environment of a technical university.

Program objectives

  • Transform LETI campus into a place where the creative potential of young professionals is realized
  • Widen the context and spheres for the application of engineering and research findings by integrating them into creative projects
  • Give students an sight and novel tools for science and creative activities
  • Establish interdisciplinary creative teams and joint projects for LETI campus

Contest timeline

March 28
Contest opening. Call for applications
April - September 2023
Project submission period
July 2023
Conducting the summer school LETI Science – Art – Technologies.
September – November 2023
All projects are placed on site. Finalists are determined by the jury
December 12, 2023
Finalists present their projects. Exposition is opened
March 22, 2024
Final event of the Contest


All nominations are united by the agenda of making new efficient communication spaces by adding functions, which contribute into strengthening the LETI academic community.

1. LETI Gateway

Area in front of the LETI Campus entrance with turnstiles, where the current signage stele is located.



The main lobby starting from the two-level entrance stairway.


3. LETI Atrium

Courtyard of Building 1, bounded by the archway and unused exit to the Prof. Popova str.


4. LETI Sports

External boundary of the LETI campus from the Bld.1 end along the ironwork, which separates the project site from the recreational area of neighboring residential complex.


Contest continues the program for upgrade of LETI public spaces. Started in 2021 it was dedicated to the 135th anniversary of LETI, the St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University.

Previous contest “LETI – Future Academic Spaces” has presented more than 200 projects from 9 countries. Winners of the American lounges nomination got the opportunity to implement their projects. Today these new venues for meetings and self-studies are gratefully used by the LETI student community.

New Contest invites young architects and designers under 35 years of age to compete in 4 nominations.

LETI Questionnaire Results

Summarized opinions on the future of the contest sites

 Results in more detail

Organized by

Place and People

Place and People