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.
A passenger port, Lakhta Center and Lenexpo renovated are a new face of Saint Petersburg Regnum - Baltica
Regnum - Baltica
According to Mr. Sablin, architects started thinking about the esthetics of seaside cities as late as early 19th century when these cities started to carry tourist functions apart from trade. "Since Brezhnev time they have tried to create a ceremonial face of the city, country and epoch in Lakhta. Then this district was proactively developed by the construction of multi-storey buildings which were in the frontline as the fact of the socialism. The sea façade of Petersburg started to be changed after the start of the reclamation on the Vasilievsky island and the spread of the new construction to Staraya Derevnya and the south of the city. At present on the coast of the Gulf of Finland a few large-scale projects are being implemented: Lakhta Center, the renovation of Lenexpo Venue, a sea passenger port, the construction of new yacht stops and the development of yacht clubs. The coast is being transformed into a ceremonial face of Saint Petersburg and Petersburg-based business”.
It should be noted that most above mentioned projects are privately owned, only the new passenger port was built based on the PPP principles which is owned by the administration of Saint Petersburg since 2011.