The 87-storey Lakhta Center, somewhat reminiscent of an elegant glazed bullet, rushed up 462 meters against the backdrop of the historical part of St. Petersburg. Such impressive characteristics make it the tallest building in Europe and 13th in the world.
This is a business center, which includes the skyscraper itself and the public areas located here, including an amphitheater for 2, 000 seats, water infrastructure and a landscaped pedestrian embankment. The construction of the tower has been completed. Currently, the interior is being arranged.
The construction of the skyscraper is undoubtedly one of the most ambitious international projects, in the construction of which more than 20, 000 people from 18 countries of the world took part. The most advanced building technologies and modern materials were used here. So, the foundation was poured in a continuous way for 49 hours. The total area of glass structures was 72.5 thousand square meters. meters, consisting of 16505 fragments.
Lakhta Center has the shape of a spire with five wings. At an altitude of 357 meters there will be an observation deck and a restaurant with a panoramic view. Most of the premises will be occupied by Gazprom employees.
Lakhta Center has already received the LEED Gold certificate (voluntary green standard building certification system). The building has energy saving features. Its glazing has integrated mechanical ventilation systems, which significantly reduces the need for air conditioning, and rainwater will find its use in irrigation.
There are 34 elevators in the building, which will generate energy when moving down. The LED lighting, in turn, will be automatically adjusted depending on the natural light level.