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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.

Lakhta Center St Petersburg Russia
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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.

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

St. Petersburg officials have reportedly granted approval to Gazprom’s long-delayed Lakhta Centre, a 500 m (1,640 ft) building, according to AFP. Previous attempts to construct the building failed, in part, due to preservation groups’ opposition.

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).

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29 Apr 2011

Gazprom Tower – Architect News

Europe’s tallest tower proposal may not be designed by RMJM Architects according to reports.

The 403 meters high main tower of Okhta Centre is set to be the tallest building in Europe amongst live building proposals.

In December 2010, Governor Matviyenko announced that the project plan on the Okhta site was abandoned and will be built in the outskirts of the city.

Okhta Tower, St Petersburg
RMJM Architects

15 Oct 2010

Gazprom Building – Okhta Tower Approval News

Gazprom said it has been cleared by Russian authorities to build a tower in the historic heart of St Petersburg despite a wide campaign to defend the unique skyline of Russia’s second-biggest city. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2011 and finish in 2016.

4 Jun 2010

Gazprom Tower Building Opposition News

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has written a letter to St Petersburg officials warning them to take cogniscance of UNESCO’s concerns over the Okhta Tower designed by RMJM.

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Gazprom New Headquarters – Building Information

Location: St Petersburg, Russia
Client: Gazprom
Size: 77 storeys
Year: 2006-16
Height: 1,299 ft

Lakhta Centre St Petersburg design : RMJM architects

Okhta Tower St Petersburg
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Okhta Tower, St Petersburg

RMJM was appointed to design the new headquarters of one of the world’s largest companies – Russian gas giant Gazprom in December 2006.

The winning proposal is a 396 metre high twisting, glass needle which echoes the spires across the city of St Petersburg.

RMJM beat off 5 other internationally-renowned architects for the commission to develop proposals for the tower in the historic heart of the city, close to the Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge and across the Neva River from the Smolny Cathedral. RMJM’s designs for the development propose a new spire for the city.

The inspiration for the design comes from the concept of energy in water – the site is located on the city’s main waterway the River Neva, with the form of the building deriving its shape from the changing nature of water, ever changing light, reflections and refraction.

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, North Western Russia – Europe’s tallest tower
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