Tony Kettle Visits Lakhta Centre Site

On day two of the Saint Petersburg trip, Tony and Colin headed to the Lakhta Centre site. This was an incredible experience for them, as they were involved in the tower during the concept. Tony spoke at the IV International Spatial Forum, alongside Alexander Bobkov and Sergey Nikorovov, marking the completion of the towers facade. As Author of the Design of Lakhta Centre, Tony spoke of the origin of the design and it’s association and connection from natural forms. Share…

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ISD Forum Saint Petersburg, Russia 2018

Yesterday, Tony and Colin flew to Saint Petersburg, Russia for a trip to see the progress of our Gazprom Lakhta Centre project. While in Russia, Tony Kettle was asked to speak at the ISD Forum in Saint Petersburg on the 18th of June. He was invited to speak in the closing session of the day, titled “Petersburg 2103: A Retrospective Of The Future”. The session was part of the “business program of the IV International spatial development forum.” For more…

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International Women’s Day

Today is International Womens Day, and we have a fantastic team of women working here at Kettle Collective, so we decided to take this opportunity to celebrate. We spoke to Celine to get her insight as a woman in architecture. Why did you become an Architect? Being an architect had been a goal since my childhood. I was always fascinated with the idea of creating spaces where people would live and make memories. Each experience in our life is connected…

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Charity Run Success, well done Roman

Well done to Roman Gorshkov, who completed his second 5K run as part of Simple Health Great Winter Run 2017. Let us find out a bit more about why Roman wanted to run this race: I chose to take part in a 5K run to support African Children and their need for education, which then may give them a chance for a brighter tomorrow. In 13th of January I finished my second 5K Run as part of Simply Health Great…

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Congratulations Anthony, BREEAM Associate

Congratulations to our team member Anthony Tappe, who recently completed the BREEAM Associate Course. This award winning online course is aimed at proactive sustainability teams, who want to work better with BREEAM. We thought this was the perfect opportunity to find out a bit more about why Anthony went on this course, and what he learnt from the experience: Why did you take the BREEAM Associate Course? I wanted to increase my familiarity with the BREEAM rating system with the…

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10 Most Anticipated New Builds of 2018

Kettle Collective are thrilled The Lakhta Centre was selected to be one of the “10 Most Anticipated New Builds of 2018”. Read the article here. Tony Kettle’s Lakhta Centre, currently under construction, has now overtaken Europe’s tallest building to become the tallest building in Europe. Due to be completed at 462 metres tall, the Lakhta Centre will be the 11th tallest tower in the world upon completion. The inspiration for the Lakhta Centre tower design comes from the concept of…

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DEWA Solar Innovation Centre Wins Sustainable Project of the Year 2017

The DEWA Solar Innovation Centre wins Sustainable Project of the Year at the Middle East Consultant Awards 2017. Sustainable Project of the Year “recognises projects that take advantage of sustainable building materials and processes to create a building or structure that is energy efficient and green-compliant, with minimal impact on the environment”. Kettle Collective’s Regional Director MENA, Tony Archibold, was present at the awards dinner which took place at the Ritz Carlton JBR, Dubai, UAE. The award comes on the…

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Lakhta Centre Becomes Europe’s Tallest Building

Tony Kettle’s Lakhta Centre, currently under construction, has now overtaken Europe’s tallest building to become the tallest building in Europe. Due to be completed at 462 metres tall, the Lakhta Centre will be the 11th tallest tower in the world upon completion. The inspiration for the Lakhta Centre tower design comes from the concept of energy in water with the form of the building deriving its shape from the changing nature of water, ever changing light and reflections. To find…

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Congratulations Will

Congratulations to our team member Will Whiter, who recently qualified as an architect, having completed his Architectural Practice and Management Diploma at Newcastle University. We thought this was the perfect opportunity to find out a bit more about Will and his passion of architecture. Why did you choose to study architecture/landscape/interior? Initially it was probably Lego! I used to love making things, whether it was whittling bits of wood, or making models with my dad! Then when I was about…

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