Lakhta Center

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Height: Occupied
357 m / 1,171 ft
Height: To Tip
462 m / 1,516 ft
Height: Architectural
462 m / 1,516 ft
Lakhta Center Outline
Height: Observatory
357 m / 1,171 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
8.3 m/s
Tower GFA
143,400 m² / 1,543,545 ft²
Development GFA
385,500 m² / 4,149,487 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Lakhta Center
Other Names Gazprom Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
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
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #13 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #1 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #1 Tallest in Russia
City Ranking #1 Tallest in St. Petersburg

Companies Involved

Owner Gazprom
Developer Joint Stock Company Gazpromneft Eastern European Projects
Concept RMJM
Design Gorproject; Samsung C&T Corporation
Structural Engineer
Design Gorproject; Inforceproject
Peer Review WSP
MEP Engineer
Design Setec Bâtiment; Samsung C&T Corporation
Peer Review Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Project Manager AECOM; Samsung C&T Corporation
Main Contractor Renaissance Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Threshold Acoustics, LLC; Ultima Pro Group
• Building Monitoring SODIS LAB
Façade Arup; Priedemann Facade Experts; United Façade Company; Permasteelisa Group
• Foundation Arabtec; BAUER Group; Geostroy
• Geotechnical NIIOSP JSC RCC
• Interiors Exclusiva Design
• LEED ALAN Architecture and Project Management; Mİmta EkoYapı
• Lighting Lichtvision; Schuler Shook
• Parking Wohr Parking Systems Pvt. Ltd
• Planning RMJM
• Property Management Joint Stock Company Gazpromneft Eastern European Projects
• Vertical Transportation Schindler; MovvéO Ltd.
• Wind BMT; RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding AGC Flat Glass; Saint-Gobain Glass Facade; POHL Group; Waagner Biro; Lindner Group; Hilti AG
• Concrete Beaton; Betomix
• Crane Liebherr
• Electrical ABB Group
• Elevator thyssenkrupp; Schindler
• Façade Maintenance Equipment Alimak Hek
• Fire Suppression Marioff Corporation Oy
• Formwork Doka GmbH
• HVAC ENGIE; FläktGroup Holding GmbH
• Plumbing Puzer-keskuspölynimureita
• Sealants Sika Services AG
• Solar Panels FAFCO SA
• Steel EVRAZ plc; Mechel; Belenergomash-BZEM LLC; Kurganstalmost; 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
22 Jan 2019, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out our monthly predictions based on our industry intelligence to see what trends and milestones will shape the industry in the year to come!
2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.
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.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
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

Tall + Urban Innovation 2020: Dominant Trends
Mar 2020 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Predictions vs. Reality
Mar 2020 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now
Mar 2020 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II

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Tall + Urban Innovation 2020: Dominant Trends
Mar 2020 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Providing a global overview of tall building development, design and construction, the CTBUH Awards Program and related Tall + Urban Innovation Conference annually survey…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Predictions vs. Reality
Mar 2020 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II; CTBUH Research
In the first edition of the 2012 Journal, CTBUH published a Tall Buildings in Numbers study titled Tallest 20 in 2020: Era of the Megatall—The Projected World’s Tallest…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now
Mar 2020 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II; CTBUH Research
This research paper undertakes a review of the 2012 report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, “Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall,”…
The Challenges of Delivering Iconic Tall Buildings Across the World: A Global Technology Transfer
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation
Samsung and the authors’ involvement in these major tall and complex building projects have facilitated the transfer of the technologies and best practices to projects…
From “O” to “L” Design Challenges, Gazprom Tower
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Peyman Askarinejad, Arabtec Construction LLC
Each supertall building project has its own design challenges and difficulties. The experience with Okhta “O” center which became Lakhta “L” center complex project in…
Debating Tall: Gazprom Tower
29 Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; Philip Nikandrov, RMJM; Kirill Strakhov, Deputy of Yabloko (Apple) Party/Head of Regional Committee on Historical Heritage of Kalininsky District of St. Petersburg
Ever since the project was first announced in 2005, the proposed 396-meter (1299-foot) tall tower of the Okhta Center has been the subject of fierce debate in the Russian…

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