Lakhta Center

Coordinates: 59°59′13.7″N 30°10′37.3″E / 59.987139°N 30.177028°E / 59.987139; 30.177028
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Lakhta Center
Лахта центр
Lakhta Center in March 2020
Record height
Tallest in Russia and Europe since 2017[I]
Preceded byFederation Tower
General information
LocationLakhta, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Coordinates59°59′13.7″N 30°10′37.3″E / 59.987139°N 30.177028°E / 59.987139; 30.177028
Construction started2012
CostUS$1.77 billion[1]
Architectural462 m (1,516 ft)
Observatory357 m (1,171 ft)
Technical details
Floor count87 above ground
3 below ground[2]
Design and construction
ArchitectRMJM-Tony Kettle (until 2011), GORPROJECT
Architecture firmRMJM (until 2011), GORPROJECT[4]
Structural engineerGorproject, Inforceproject
Main contractorRönesans Holding
Other information
Parking1935 spaces

The Lakhta Center (Russian: Ла́хта це́нтр, tr. Lakhta tsentr) is an 87-story skyscraper built in the Northwestern neighborhood of Lakhta, Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is 462 metres (1,516 ft) tall and is the tallest building in Europe, the tallest building in Russia, and the 14th-tallest building in the world.[5][6][7][8]

On 24 December 2018, Lakhta Center was certified according to the criteria of ecological efficiency at LEED Platinum.[9][10]

In August 2021, Gazprom, formerly headquartered in Moscow, completed its re-registration process in Saint Petersburg. The new address of the company is at the Lakhta Center Multifunctional Complex.[11]

The centre is designed for large-scale mixed-use development, consisting of public facilities and offices. First designed by British architectural firm RMJM, the project was then continued by Gorproject (2011–2017) under the main contractor, Turkish company Rönesans Holding.

Other buildings[change | change source]

In addition to the tower, the complex has other buildings. The multi-functional building (MFZ) has two buildings, North and South, which are united by a common foundation, stylobate and roof. The building resembles a boomerang. It has many storeys with a height difference from 7 to 17 floors, with the peak height being a little more than 80 meters. The structure is about 300 meters long.[12] The complex also has a third building, which consists of two separate wings connected by a courtyard.[13] The MFZ contains a planetarium, which has a holding capacity of 140 people.[14]

Reception[change | change source]

Lakhta Center received the Emporis Skyscraper Awards' "Skyscraper of the Year"-award in 2020.[15] On May 20, 2021, the skyscraper won the facade engineering category award at the CTBUH Awards.The building also received 2 other Awards of Excellence that year: the structural engineering and geotechnical engineering awards. In October 2021, IFC Lakhta Center won the Grand Prix of Russia's largest engineering and architectural award 100 + Awards.[16]

Photo Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Lakhta Center". Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  3. Elevators in a skyscraper
  4. Europe's tallest skyscraper is nearing completion in St. Petersburg
  5. "Lakhta Center - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  6. "Lakhta Center Website, Концепция проекта". Archived from the original on 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  7. "Federal Air Transport Agency Authorization" (PDF). 2011-07-19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  8. "Lakhta Center". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  9. "Lakhta Center-Tower". Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  10. "LEED Certification". 24 December 2018. Archived from the original on 21 April 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  11. "Gazprom registered in St. Petersburg". Archived from the original on 2021-10-11. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  12. "Горизонталь против вертикали. Или за? Для чего Лахта Центру "лежачая" доминанта". (in Russian). Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  13. "«Комплекс зданий и сооружений». Его построят у «Лахта-центра» в 2021 году". The Village (in Russian). Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  14. "Planetarium | Lakhta Center". Archived from the original on 2020-04-12. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  15. "Sustainability Plays a Key Role in Emporis Skyscraper Award's Winning Buildings". Buildings. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  16. " | Официальный сайт телеканала | Новости политики, экономики, общества, происшествия в Санкт-Петербурге". Телеканал 78. Официальный сайт. Retrieved 2022-04-03.