International Contest of Young Architects and Designers

Organized by

Place and People

Place and People


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

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.

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 2023
Architecture & Design projects are presented on site and in the social media. Jury meeting. Finalists are chosen
September - November 2023
Final Jury meeting
November 2023
Inter Week. Final event. Award-giving ceremony


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.


LETI Questionnaire Results

Summarized opinions on the future of the contest sites

 Results in more detail


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