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Russian Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks tailor made for Groups

post updated post updated 5 January 2023

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St Petersburg Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our St Petersburg guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Northwest Russia are all exclusive to each client. Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in North-West Russia please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Lakhta Centre St Petersburg skyscraper building – Europe’s tallest tower:
Lakhta Centre St Petersburg Skyscraper
photo : Anton Galakhov

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St Petersburg Architecture Introduction

St Petersburg is a major historical city in the north west of Russia. The city’s architecture is flourishing and well worth a visit with some major projects recently completed and more under construction. The city has been called the ‘Venice of the North’, due to a large amount of canals and over 400 bridges. It is the result of a major urban project begun in 1703 under Peter the Great. It was previously known as Leningrad and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.

Key contemporary buildings in the city which can be visited on our tours include the new Mariinsky Theatre, the Dance Palace, the Hermitage Museum, New Holland Island and the site for LeontievskyMys.

Major architects working in the city include Foster + Partners, Philippe Starck, Grimshaw, Diamond Schmitt Architects, UNStudio and RMJM Architects.

Mariinsky Theatre building interior design – beautiful sculptural stairs:
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg interior
photo from architect

St Petersburg Architecture Walking Tours

St Petersburg Architectural Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both. The St Petersburg Architecture Tour can last from a few hours to a few days depending on how many buildings your group wishes to visit and of course how long your visit is.

New Holland Island:
New Holland Island
photo : Petr Timofeev

e-architect can provide basic advice ahead of Walking Tours of St Petersburg about types and areas of buildings. We try to accommodate your interests on our St Petersburg Architecture Tours and can assist with programme preparation ahead of the visit to Russia.

St Petersburg Architecture : key buildings to visit in the city

Expoforum St Petersburg Congress and Exhibition Centre building design by TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten, Evgeny Gerasimov & Partners and SPEECH
photography © Dmitry Chebanenko

St Petersburg Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your Russian architectural tour: mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at) Payments must be made in full prior to the architectural tour.

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Mariinsky Theatre Russia building designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, Canada:
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg Building
image from architect

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e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in Moscow, and in other East European cities such as Helsinki, Stockholm, Warsaw, Prague and Belgrade. We also offer a wide range of city walks across the rest of Europe, for example in the cities of Copenhagen, Barcelona, Edinburgh and London.

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Recent St Petersburg Buildings

Ferrum 1 business centre, Polustrovo
Architect: Tchoban Voss Architekten
Polustrovo Commercial Property by TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten
photo : Ilya Ivanov
Ferrum 1 St Petersburg Offices
The first building in Russia constructed with Corten steel. This office building stands on the historic site of the former Rossiya factory in St Petersburg’s Polustrovo district. Situated on the right bank of the Neva opposite the Smolny Cathedral.

A major contemporary architectural design – by a celebrated international architects office based in Vienna, Austria – that is yet to be built:

SCA Arena Sports and Concert Complex
Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
SCA Arena Complex St Petersburg
image courtesy of architects practice
SCA Arena Sports and Concert Complex
The design of the new SCA Arena in St. Petersburg follows the tradition of the unique era of constructivism, where everything was possible, and applies its expressive, open design language to a contemporary context.

CKA Ice Hockey Arena Complex
CKA Ice Hockey Arena Complex, St Petersburg
At the time of Constructivism, Russia produced unique milestones in architectural history. The design of the new CKA Ice Hockey Arena in St. Petersburg follows the tradition of this unique era of constructivism, where everything was possible.

Ligovsky City
Ligovsky City St. Petersburg
Dutch architectural firms KCAP and Orange Architects are working in a consortium with A.Len Architectural Bureau to transform a former railway yard on Ligovsky Prospekt into a new residential district with communal facilities, retail and extensive greenery.

Golden City Block 4, Vasilievsky Island
Architects: KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
Golden City Block 4 St. Petersburg Russian Architecture News
image courtesy of architecture office
Golden City Block 4 St. Petersburg
The Golden City project is developed based on the winning entry of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects for the urban and architectural competition for the western most tip of the Vasilievsky Island in the city.

Design: Philippe Starck
LeontievskyMys St Petersburg
image © yoo

Dance Palace
Architects: UNStudio
Dance Palace St Petersburg building design
picture : UNStudio
Dance Palace St Petersburg

Okhta Tower
Design: RMJM Architects

St Petersburg Airport
Design: Grimshaws
St Petersburg Airport : Architecture competition win

New Holland Island
Design: Foster + Partners
New Holland Island St Petersburg

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