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

Panoramic restaurant

Project Status

December 2019:

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

Video of stages of construction

Panoramas of stages




Presentation Materials

Higher education and research center



Higher education and research center
An economic hub with its face towards the future, La Défense creates synergies between the world of higher education and research and that of the company. The companies in the business district can rely on a pool of talent in the field of management science, management and economics.

7 higher education and research institutions are training more than 40,000 students in La Défense:

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense : 33 000 students
Université Paris-Dauphine: 1000 students
Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci : 6400 students
ESSEC Executive Education (training programme for directors and managers)
IESEG School of Management
EDC, Ecole des Dirigeants et Créateurs d’entreprise
ESEO, Ecole Supérieure d’Electronique de l’Ouest

The financial hub is particularly valued with the 11 Masters programmes offered by the University Paris-Dauphine. ESSEC trains 200 directors and managers each year through its education programs set up in the CNIT.

With more than 6,000 students and numerous partnerships with other schools and universities, the Leonardo da Vinci University centre is one of the main agents of education at La Defense.