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, North Western 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.
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.
The design includes the use of the largest volume of glass ever used on a high-rise building.
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.
3 Sep 2012
Lakhta Center News
Gazprom Tower Development – Approval by city officials
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 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
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