CHICAGO – The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the winners of the 18th Annual CTBUH Awards Program. These winning projects—comprising tall buildings, urban developments, and technical innovations—competed for winning distinctions at the 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference from 18 to 20 May, which took place virtually.

Competing against 160 other world-class finalists, Lakhta Center received the “Best in Façade Engineering” Award at the event. Lakhta Center was also awarded with a special audience prize and trophy as the “Best Tall Building in Europe”, “Best Tall Building 400+ Meters”, and Construction Award. CTBUH is the world’s leading resource on tall buildings for architects, engineers and builders of skyscrapers.

“Lakhta Centre is a truly unique tower, designed and constructed in the most challenging of environments. It is a building which celebrates energy in all of its forms, through the movement evoked in its beautiful organic facade, its innovative low energy design where 5 towers combine as one, and as an elegant spire and city landmark for Gazprom’s investment into St Petersburg. It is a worthy winner of a CTBUH award!”
– Tony Kettle RIBA RIAS,
co-author of the original architectural concept of Lakhta Center during his tenure at RMJM.

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