Gazprom Neft has confirmed the outcomes of its worldwide structure contest for creating the corporate’s Cape Okhta website in St Petersburg. Competition members included Russian architectural bureaux Sergei Skuratov Architects and KOSMOS, Japan’s Nikken Sekkei, Germany’s ingenhoven architects (in a consortium with ABD architects), the Netherlands’ MVRDV and UNStudio, and Valode & Pistre, France. The competitors was received by Japanese architectural bureau Nikken Sekkei.
Nikken Sekkei’s proposal entails creating an modern world-class advanced on the location, comprising two buildings (with an general top of 28 meters) and a public park, overlooking the Neva embankment. This architectural resolution will supply an uninterrupted view of the Smolny Cathedral and its adjoining park, from the appropriate financial institution of the River Neva. The “Crystal Vessel” challenge is impressed by St Petersburg’s historical past as Russia’s maritime capital, and the cradle of the Russian fleet. The resolution put ahead by Nikken Sekkei on the identical time displays the modern trajectory of Gazprom Neft’s growth — and that of St Petersburg — as a serious worldwide expertise centre.
For guests to Cape Okhta the challenge presents a contemporary, multifunctional ground-floor public area, with plans for exhibition area, convention rooms, eating places, cafes, a sports activities centre, medical centre, and retail choices. Initial estimates counsel the general public area and riverside park will be capable to accommodate as much as 1,000 guests on daily basis. A key function of the Nikken Sekkei idea is the general public open-air statement deck to be erected within the overhead walkway connecting the 2 buildings.
The remainder of the advanced might be used to create workspaces for Gazprom Neft staff, and can home the corporate’s Technology Development and International Project Management Centres.
This new architectural idea is designed to make sure the longer term advanced is absolutely compliant with the best requirements in inexperienced development. The challenge can have minimal environmental impacts, and can assist enhance security, consolation and comfort in each work and day-to-day life inside the Okhta district. This might be made potential via using passive and proactive energy-saving applied sciences all through the complete advanced, together with utilizing pure daylight, pure air flow, a multi-layered façade to advertise heat-recovery, hybrid floor-heating and cooling programs, a cascade hot-water provide system, and a co-generation and vitality management system. The facility is anticipated to make use of about 50% much less vitality than conventional workplace complexes, because of this.
Gazprom Neft is now persevering with work on finalising the architectural idea and clarifying remaining particulars on the longer term advanced.
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