Lakhta Centre St Petersburg, Gazprom Tower Building, Architect, Design, Height, News

Lakhta Centre, St Petersburg : Gazprom Tower

Topping Out for Headquarters Building in Russia design by RMJM Architects

5 Feb 2018

Lakhta Centre St Petersburg News

Gazprom Tower Topping Out

Location: Lakhta, St Petersburg, Northwestern Russia – on coast of the Gulf of Finland.

Europe’s tallest tower has topped out at 87 storeys.

The colossal 330,000 m²development is by British architects RMJM.

Lakhta Center St Petersburg Russia
images courtesy of architects

Formerly known as the Gazprom Group Headquarters and Business Centre the skyscraper building is located on a 17-hectare brownfield site at Lakhta, St Petersburg, Russia.

The design includes the use of the largest volume of glass ever used on a high-rise building.

Lakhta Center St Petersburg interior

The Lakhta Center complex includes commercial office space, retail, leisure and residential developments.

The building’s design incorporates several innovative efficiency features, including an ‘intelligent’ glass façade that provides both natural ventilation and thermal insulation and specially designed micro-climate air-conditioning.

The high rise tower incorporates 86 aboveground and 3 underground floors, making it one of the tallest in Russia upon completion. The foundation is so large that it will require the longest continuous pouring of concrete ever attempted, of around 20,000 cubic metres.

Lakhta Centre St Petersburg building

3 Sep 2012

Lakhta Center News

Gazprom Tower Development – Approval by city officials

Gazprom Tower St Petersburg building design

The natural gas company Gazprom intends to occupy the building as its national headquarters upon completion.

UNESCO blocked original efforts by threatening to strip the city’s center of its World Heritage status. This latest proposal has relocated the project to a more suitable site and increased the height by almost 100 meters (328 feet).

Lakhta Centre St Petersburg Tower in Russia
rendering : courtesy of RMJM

Lakhta Centre St Petersburg design : RMJM architects

Gazprom headquarters shortlist was a who’s who of international architecture: Massimiliano Fuksas, Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Jean Nouvel, RMJM Architects

20 Jun 2018
Lakhta Centre St Petersburg Tower, Northwestern Russia – Europe’s tallest tower
Lakhta Centre St Petersburg Skyscraper
photo : Anton Galakhov
Lakhta Centre St Petersburg tower building

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