At the CTBUH Awards 2020, the Lakhta Center, designed by RMJM, received the “Award of Excellence” in five categories. The “Best in Category” winners will be chosen from all winners at the CTBUH 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference in April. Good luck to Lakhta Center! We are pleased to have been involved in the planning of the highest building in Europe (462 m). Werner Sobek was responsible for the engineering of the special facades and a quality inspection of the completed facades.
The Lakhta Center is an 87-storey skyscraper built in the outskirts of Lakhta in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Construction of Lakhta Center started on 30 October 2012; it was topped out on 29 January 2018. The center is designed for large-scale mixed-use development, consisting of public facilities and offices. On 24 December 2018, Lakhta Center was certified according to the criteria of ecological efficiency at LEED Platinum. The concrete pouring of the bottom slab of Lakhta Center’s foundation was registered by Guinness World Records as the largest continuous concrete pour. 19,624 m³ of concrete were used. The tower’s curtain wall is also the world’s largest cold-bent facade.