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Lakhta Centre

St. Petersburg, Russia
Artificial Lighting

Architect:
RMJM
Images: Lakhta Center, press service
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The outstanding design of Lakhta tower is to determine new urban area quality standards, to create new environment, which brings the neighborhood of man and nature in harmony. Inspiration of lighting concept originates from the water crystallization process and ice structure. The idea is in correspondence to the glass material which is used extensively throughout the architecture of the Lakhta Center, and how ice celebrates light by creating playful effects within its structure. The exterior lighting concept emphasizes the architectural details of the tower, transforming them into an abstract ice structure. The intention is to create an elegant and sophisticated image, to establish a landmark, a graceful symbol representing tranquility and restraint.