The Lakhta Center Ⅱ will stand at 703 meters (2,306 feet), while the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, measures 828 meter (2,717 feet), according to a press release from architects Kettle Collective.
The Lakhta Center Ⅱ will stand on the outskirts of St. Petersburg next to the original Lakhta Center, which is the tallest building in Europe at 462 meter (1,516feet) tall and houses the headquarter of energy company Gazprom.
Tony Kettle is design lead on the project, and also designed the Lakhta Center during his time at architectural firm RMJM. “The new Lakhta Center will be a templated of sustainable design for global high-rise projects,” said Kettle in the press release.
Tony Kettleはプロジェクトの設計リーダーであり、建築事務所RMJM在籍中にラフタセンターも設計しました。 「新しいラフタセンターは、世界的な高層プロジェクトのための持続可能なデザインのテンプレートとなるでしょう」とケトルはプレスリリースで述べました。
“It will have the best in class low energy design and a mix of uses that will create a vertical atrium space with a vibrant center as the heart for this new business district.” The Lakhta Center Ⅱ will feature office space, accommodation and relaxation spaces over 150 floors.
”The design is both aesthetic and functional as it will reduce considerable wind forces that will impact the structure, in turn reducing the size of structural elements required within the building,” added Kettle.
“This is a hugely significant partnership for our studio and has come at a time of considerable global challenge, not just for Kettle Collective but for our industry as we navigate the impact of the pandemic,” said Kettle’s managing director Colin Bone.
The original Lakhta Center was St. Petersburg’s first “supertall” building (one measuring 300 meter or above). The structure is now the northernmost skyscraper in the world, according to its developers.