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Official Name Lakhta Center
Other Names Gazprom Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Architecturally Topped Out
Country Russia
City St. Petersburg
Street Address & Map Lakhtinskij Prospect 2
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Platinum
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2019
Official Website Lakhta Center

Companies Involved

Owner Gazprom
Developer Joint Stock Company Gazpromneft Eastern European Projects
Design Gorproject
• Peer Review SMDP
Structural Engineer
Design Gorproject; Inforceproject
Peer Review WSP
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
Façade Priedemann Building Envelope Consultants; United Façade Company; Permasteelisa Group
• Foundation Arabtec; BAUER Group; Geostroy
• Geotechnical NIIOSP
• Interiors Exclusiva Design
• Planning RMJM
• Property Management Joint Stock Company Gazpromneft Eastern European Projects
• Vertical Transportation Schindler; MovvéO Ltd.
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding POHL Group; Waagner Biro; Lindner Group; Hilti AG
• Sealants Sika Services AG
• Steel Cimolai; ArcelorMittal

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

2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come
22 Jan 2019 – CTBUH News

2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018 – CTBUH News

CTBUH Supports High-Rise Conference at Samara State University
4-7 Sep 2017 – Event Report

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2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come
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2018 Tall Building Predictions
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CTBUH Supports High-Rise Conference at Samara State University
4-7 Sep 2017, Samara – Event Report
22 speakers discussed the state of high-rise design & construction at this conference, a partner event between the CTBUH and Samara State Technical University.
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Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
CTBUH Meeting: Russia
1-2 Sep 2011, Moscow – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim held tall building lectures in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Russia with the dual purpose of promoting CTBUH and the 2011 Seoul Conference.

Research Papers

The Challenges of Delivering Iconic Tall Buildings Across the World: A Global Technology Transfer
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

From “O” to “L” Design Challenges, Gazprom Tower
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings

Debating Tall: Gazprom Tower
29 Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II

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