Lakhta Centre

Architect
RMJM, Edinburgh/Great Britain

Planning time
2015 − 2018

Construction time
2012 − 2019

Services by Werner Sobek
Special facade design
(Glass fins facade;
Planetarium facade;
Membrane roof);
Assessment of defects of the built facade

Client
Gazprom, St. Petersburg/Russia

Photographer
Shirmanov Aleksey/Shutterstock.com

The Lakhta Center is an 87-story skyscraper built in the outskirts of Lakhta in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Standing 462 metres tall, the Lakhta Center is the tallest highrise building in Europe and the northernmost skyscraper in the world. Construction of Lakhta Center started on 30 October 2012; it was topped out on 29 January 2018. The center is designed for large-scale mixed-use development, consisting of public facilities and offices. On December 24, 2018, Lakhta Center was certified according to the criteria of ecological efficiency at LEED Platinum. The concrete pouring of the bottom slab of Lakhta Center’s foundation was registered by Guinness World Records as the largest continuous concrete pour; 19,624 cubic meters of concrete were used. The tower’s curtain wall is also the world’s largest cold-bent facade by area.