Lakhta Center is a multifunctional complex in St. Petersburg with the Gazprom headquarter and public spaces occupying a third of the area. Construction was completed in October 2018, now start work on the arrangement of business and public areas. The opening will take place in about a year, when the complex will be fully prepared to meet guests. »



"World of Science" и Planetarium

Transformable Hall

Observation deck

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Project Status

March 2020:

  • Main construction and installation works are completed,
  • Preparation for the commissioning of the Complex is in progress.

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Presentation Materials

The 2020 CTBUH Awards announced the Lakhta Center a five-time winner, receiving Awards of Excellence


The 2020 CTBUH Awards announced the Lakhta Center a five-time winner, receiving Awards of Excellence for 'Best Tall Building 400 meters and above', ' Structural Engineering ', 'Façade Engineering', 'Construction' and ' Geotechnical Engineering'.

The project of the Multifunctional complex Lakhta Center – Gazprom’s HQ – has been announced Award of Excellence Winners in 5 categories of the CTBUH 2020 Awards Program. Along with other 60 winnings projects represent the very best tall buildings, urban contributions, technologies, and innovations emerging recently in cities around the world.

Award of Excellence Winners were selected across a variety of categories, with projects in the “Best Tall Building” track falling into five height thresholds (i.e., under 100 meters, 100–199 meters, 200–299 meters, 300–399 meters, and 400 meters and above). Additional categories include: Urban Habitat, Renovation, Interior Space, and Construction, alongside five categories focused specifically on Engineering achievements. Awards for Innovation, Lifetime Achievement, 2020 CTBUH Fellows and 10 Year Awards will be announced at a later date.

The Award of Excellence Winners will now move on to the next stage of the CTBUH Awards Program, sending the owner/developers and design/engineer teams for the projects to the CTBUH 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, where they will compete in front of an international audience and live juries for “Best in Category” distinctions. The event will conclude with the announcement of the “2020 Best Tall Building Worldwide.” The 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference will take place in Chicago from April 5–7, 2020.

Lakhta Center has been announced in 5 categories of the CTBUH 2020 Awards Program:

  • Best Tall Building, 400 meters and above
  • Tall Building Façade Engineering
  • Tall Building Structural Engineering
  • Tall Building Construction
  • Tall Building Geotechnical Engineering

Full list of Award of Excellence Winners

Photo by MikhailProskalov // Lakhta Center



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Lakhta Center is a multifunctional complex in Saint Petersburg which houses the headquarters of Gazprom Group and public spaces that occupy about a third of its area. The construction was completed in October 2018, at the moment finishing and furnishing works in the business and public areas are in progress. 

The architectural dominant of Lakhta Center – a 462-meter (1516 ft) skyscraper – has become the Europe’s tallest building. About 600 Russian and foreign companies and more than 20,000 people from 18 countries took part in the project implementation.  The Lakhta Center Tower awarded LEED® Platinum certification according to the results of the assessment of the environmental performance criteria.

Lakhta Center comprises four facilities, with a total floor area of more than 400,000 sq. m:

  • An 87-storey skyscraper twisted at 90 degrees from foundation to top in accordance with the complex geometry and architecture of the building. 
  • A multifunctional building. 
  • An arch that is a stand-alone building-entrance to the complex. 
  • A stylobate that hides the parking, the warehouses, and the logistics passages.


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