OHKTA Center – St. Petersburg, Russia
Gazprom is a 77 story, 1300-foot-tall, twisting glass needle. Echoing the spires across the city of St. Petersburg, the tower tapers and rotates as it ascends. The building derives its shape from the changing nature of water and light and plays on their reflections and refractions, relying heavily on the aesthetic effect of the curtain wall.
Responsibility: Prior to joining The Facade Group, staff for this project led the team for technical excellence including system analysis, detailing and documentation. The double glass and facade of the tower was analyzed to integrate aesthetics with extreme performance. A 30 by 30 ft mock-up was documented, constructed and lab tested in the early design phase to verify performance and allow continuation of the development of the HVAC system.
Architect: RMJM Architects