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Note: As this project is under construction, the data is based on the most reliable information currently available. This data is thus subject to change until the building has completed and all information can be confirmed and ratified by the CTBUH.


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Facts

Official Name Lakhta Center
Other Names Gazprom Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Under Construction
Country Russia
City St. Petersburg
Street Address & Map Primorskoye Shosse
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2018
Official Website Lakhta Center

Companies Involved

Owner Gazprom
Architect
Design Gorproject; RMJM
• Peer Review SMDP
Structural Engineer
Design Gorproject; Inforceproject
Peer Review Halvorson and Partners
MEP Engineer
Peer Review Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Project Manager AECOM; Samsung C&T Corporation
Main Contractor Renaissance Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Building Monitoring SODIS LAB
• Foundation Arabtec; Bauer International; Geostroy
• Geotechnical NIIOSP
• Interiors Exclusiva Design
• Vertical Transportation MovvéO Ltd.
• Wind RWDI

About Lakhta Center

The Lakhta Center constitutes the epicenter of St. Petersburg’s Primorsky District, employing a wide range of public functions alongside transportation infrastructure in an effort to anchor a sustainable economic zone. Originally planned for the historic center of the city, the project – then named Okhta Centre – garnered widespread media attention as stakeholders contended with the various impacts it would have on the image of the city. Ultimately, the tower was moved to its present location, adopting a new name and a fresh context to inform the master planned development. The tower will provide space for offices, as well as several public resources, including a planetarium, medical center, performance hall, and a bank.

The theme of the tower's design is that of a lonely spire in a horizontal landscape, with a unique shape informed by concepts of extrusion, torsion, and tension. The building’s designers sought to create an optimal balance between office and public areas, ultimately conceiving a complete community within the building’s walls. Outside of the building, the plan for the surrounding area incorporates greened and landscaped spaces. An open 2,000-seat amphitheater and green promenade with fountains, paths, and benches are all integrated into the design.

Lakhta Center incorporates a number of innovative energy-saving technologies into its design. A double-glazed façade increases the level of thermal insulation, leading to a reduction in heating and air-conditioning costs. Similarly, the premises will be heated using excess heat generated from working technical equipment. To combat the dual effects of extreme height and a harsh winter, an ice formation control system will be implemented to protect the building’s façade and passers-by below from the dangers of falling ice.

CTBUH Initiatives

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CTBUH Meeting: Russia
1-2 Sep 2011 – Event Report

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Russian Practice Takes Over Lakhta Center Job
30 Sep 2014 – A Russian practice, Gorproyekt, has been appointed…

Pilings Complete on St. Petersburg’s Lakhta Center
24 Jun 2014 – Pile foundations have been completed for the 463-…

Future Potentially Cloudy for Russia’s Tall Building Market
7 May 2014 – Concerns about the future of Russia’s tall…

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