16 August, 2019
O1 business centres display best works from the Golden Turtle wildlife photography competition

August 16, 2019. Business centres of O1 Properties are hosting a selection of the best works from the Golden Turtle international wildlife photography and art competition. Outstanding images of animals in their natural environment, submitted to the Golden Turtle Festival in various years, are on display as mini-exhibitions in the lobbies of the Company’s business centres in Moscow.

The Golden Turtle Festival, based in Russia with international reach, is a large-scale environmental and educational project with a 13-year history, which aims to raise environmental awareness through art. The beauty and strength of wildlife, shown  in these unique pictures of animals, birds and rare plants, make the viewer reflect on the fragility of our planet and the importance of treating its natural wealth responsibly.

Each year wildlife photographers, artists and designers from around the world submit works to take part in the Festival. In 2019, the competition attracted over 11,000 photos, paintings and eco-posters by more than 4,000 artists in 117 countries. The best of them will be exhibited from September 6 to October 2 at the Festival venue in Moscow (Exhibition of Economic Achievements, Pavilion 57). In addition to the main exhibition, the best entries have been shown to much acclaim at the UN headquarters in New York, the UN office in Russia and at the Sustainable Development Forum, which was held in Moscow in May 2019.

The Development Director of the Festival, Maxim Ledovsky, commented: “The Golden Turtle International Wildlife Festival is growing fast, and we are always on the lookout for new, non-standard partnerships with like-minded people and projects. This joint initiative with O1 Properties is an excellent opportunity for us to draw the attention of socially active residents of our metropolis to the Festival – people who can make a difference in the struggle to preserve the natural world around us. We believe that such partner programmes will help the Festival to achieve even more.”

Exhibitions of works submitted to the Festival will be held between August 16 and August 30 at the following business centres of O1 Properties: White Square (Buildings A and C), Ducat Place III, Legend, Lighthouse, Silver City, Stanislavsky Factory, and Horizon. Each business centre will show a thematic selection of works.

Elena Belevtseva, Marketing and Communications Director at O1 Properties, commented: “Our Company is always attentive to the issues of sustainable development and the environment. Our buildings use technologies that reduce consumption of natural resources while maximising the comfort of tenants and local communities. The tenants at our business centres are also environmentally aware and we encourage and help them to develop work practices that contribute to the environmental efficiency of our city. Supporting the Golden Turtle Festival lets us state our position on the environment in the language of art – a means of communication that is both subtle and effective.”

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