Minsk has already become a traditional place of creative contacts for young talented architects from many countries of the world. "Leonardo" gives all participants the opportunity for friendly professional communication, information exchange, networking, and summing up.
Minsk International Biennale of Young Architects "LEONARDO" is held within the framework of the National Festival of Architecture. Today, "Leonardo" pours out into the architectural movement and becomes an integral part of the professional architectural community. The Biennale has become very popular not only in the CIS, but also in Central and Eastern Europe. More than 300 works from 28 countries of Europe and Asia participate in the competitions: Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Macedonia, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland, Austria , Slovenia, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, Israel, Turkey, Serbia, Spain, Greece, China, etc.
The Biennale was first organized in 2005. In 2009, the Biennale was held for the first time under the auspices of the International Union of Architects and included countries I and II of the ISA Regions.
Goals and objectives of the Biennale:
Familiarization of the general public of the Republic of Belarus and other countries with the works of young architects of national creative architectural unions (sections), members of the International Union of Architects (ISA);
Increase their professional level for occupying design and research activities in the field of architecture, urban planning and architectural design;
Definition of perspective directions of development of modern architecture and town-planning;
Popularization of creative achievements of young architects;
Expansion and strengthening of cultural, creative and humanitarian ties between creative youth in the CIS countries, Europe, Asia and other continents;
The founder of the Biennale is the public association "Belarusian Union of Architects" with the support of:
Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus;
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus;
Minsk City Executive Committee;
International Union of Architects (ISA);
International Association of Architects' Unions (MASA).