A record-breaking project in St Petersburg

This is the highest building in Europe

Laktha Center

Since 2014, Rönesans Holding has been involved with the construction of the Laktha Center—a unique project with a special design. This multifunctional complex is located at the heart of the Primorsky district, the business centre of St Petersburg. The Laktha Center is impossible to overlook because, with a height of 462 metres, it is the tallest building in Europe and the 14th tallest building in the world.

  • 87

    floors

  • 65

    working hours

  • 462

    height

Mini-City with 87 floors

Rönesans Holding was one of the partners in creating this sustainable mini-city on the banks of the Gulf of Finland. In total, about 20,000 people from 27 different countries worked 65 million hours on this 87-storey skyscraper. Together, they have created a unique space, which offers plenty of space for offices, restaurants, shops, education and science.

Twisted tower

The skyscraper’s design is inspired by the power of water and the historic city of St Petersburg. These influences translate to a spire-shaped building with five wings twisted 90 degrees from its base. The design embodies energy efficiency and safety. The ‘smart’ façade consists of 16,500 pieces of cold curved glass that provide natural ventilation and thermal insulation. The building has an innovative fire safety system, and the green building technologies reduce energy consumption by more than 40%.

A panoramic view at an altitude of 360 meters

What could only be seen through the windows of an aeroplane can now also be seen from the Laktha Center’s observation deck - a panoramic view of the Gulf of Finland and St Petersburg. Thirty-four high-speed lifts take visitors up to this 360-meter high deck at a speed of 8 meters per second.

Record-breaking project

The Laktha Center project broke record after record. In addition to being the tallest building in Europe, the concrete pouring of the foundation slab made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest continuous concrete pour. Colleagues from Rönesans Holding continuously poured 19,642 m3 of concrete for 49 hours. Another world record is the foundation pilers with a diameter of no less than two metres.