Public Joint Stock Gazprom: Lighting concept for St. Petersburg TV Tower and architectural concept for third skyscraper at Lakhta Center complex unveiled

New town planning initiatives were presented today at the meeting of the Inter-Agency Council responsible for the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement between St. Petersburg and Gazprom.

As part of Gazprom’s large-scale efforts for architectural and artistic lighting of historic sites, central streets and new neighborhoods in the city, a new lighting concept for the St. Petersburg TV Tower with the use of kinetic panels was unveiled.

A kinetic multimedia facade with a total area of ​​14,568 square meters will produce a “living object” effect via moving reflectors and LEDs changing their colors in unison.

Thus, the work of art acting as a digital television transmitter will take its place among the architectural landmarks of the city.

With the aim of further developing the social and business district established around the Lakhta center, the concept of a third skyscraper was unveiled. With the new skyscraper, a harmonious architectural ensemble of three modern skyscrapers will emerge on the coast of the Gulf of Finland.

The balanced, functional and elegant architectural composition of the new tower approaches the golden ratio. The tower is shaped like an exponential logarithmic spiral. The skyscraper has two wings intertwined around translucent closed atriums.

The wings of the tower spiral up, intersect at pivot points, and blend together to form atrium halls. Each of the halls creates an inflection point that separates the tower into seven groups. As the atria go up the tower, they get closer to each other and each lower group is as high as two upper groups combined, in accordance with the principle of the golden ratio. This solution allows most public spaces to be positioned at the highest levels of vision.

The tower design solution is based on an innovative diagonal pattern that supports and stabilizes the building instead of a standard central structural core. The spiral ridges help “diffuse” wind loads affecting the tower. Lightweight frames are used to support the open shafts of panoramic elevators.

According to the concept, the tower will be 555 meters high (108 levels) and will have a total area of ​​approximately 179,000 square meters. The three-level stylobate will house service facilities and parking. The upper level of the building will be located at an altitude of 453 meters and will have an observation gallery.

The new skyscraper will dialogue with the elegant curves of the already built Lakhta Center and the spiral shape of the Lakhta Center 2 project.

The architectural ensembles have been a pillar of Saint Petersburg since its foundation. Faithful to this tradition of town planning, a modern architectural ensemble is being established on the coast of the Gulf of Finland to highlight Saint Petersburg from the seaside.

The architectural concept of the new building is available here:

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The Lakhta Center is an innovative multifunctional social and commercial complex housing Gazprom’s central office. The resort, located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, has a total area of ​​over 570,000 square meters. The Lakhta Center tower is the tallest building in Europe, the world’s northernmost skyscraper, and the first skyscraper in Russia to win an Emporis Skyscraper Award, a prestigious international award for high-rise architecture. In 2021, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) named the Lakhta Center the winner of its awards program in four categories: Best High Rise Building in Europe, Construction Award, Best High Rise at over 400 meters and Best facade engineering. The tower received the highest performance rating, Platinum, according to the environmental performance criteria of the LEED certification program.

The architectural concept of Lakhta Center 2 was unveiled on May 25, 2021, during the meeting of the Interagency Council in charge of the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement between Saint Petersburg and Gazprom. The building will be 703 meters high. It will be the second tallest skyscraper in the world with the highest floor occupied at a record 590 meters. The skyscraper will have 150 floors and a total area of ​​220,000 square meters.

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