Minsk has become a traditional place of creative contacts of young talented architects from many countries. «Leonardo» gives all participants an opportunity for friendly professional communication, information sharing, establishing of contacts and tabulation of results.
Minsk International Biennale of young architects «Leonardo» is a part of the National Festival of Architecture. Today, «Leonardo» translates into an architectural movement and becomes an integral part of the professional architectural community. Biennale has become very popular not only in CIS, but also in Central and Eastern Europe. Last time the Award brought together more than 300 works from 28 countries in Europe and Asia: 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 and others.
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 gripped the countries of Regions I and II of the UIA.
Biennale aims to familiarize the general public of the Republic of Belarus and other countries with the works of young architects of national architectural unions (sections), members of the International Union of Architects (UIA); enhance their professional skills for practicing design and research activities in the field of architecture, urban planning and architectural design; identify promising directions of development of modern architecture and urban planning; popularize creative achievements of young architects; expand and strengthen the cultural, creative and humanitarian ties between the creative youth in the CIS, Europe, Asia and other continents;
The founder and organizer of the VI Minsk International Biennale of Young Architects «Leonardo 2015″ (hereinafter referred to as the Biennale) is the Belarusian Union of Architects (BUA). The Biennale is held under the auspices and with the support of the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of Belarus, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Minsk City Executive Committee, International Union of Architects (UIA) and International Association of Unions of Architects (IAUA).