Tallest Building in Russia features an ETFE roofing System by International Taiyo Team
Lakhta Center is a multifunctional complex located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, which includes two boomerang-shaped buildings and the tallest tower of the European continent, with its 462 meters of height standing in front of the Baltic Sea. It is implemented as a pilot project of an integrated development in the area and the construction of a mini city on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg. The roof is composed by steel arches with trapezoidal section, crossing in couples and sitting at a variable height that goes from 38 to 60 meters, being the profile of buildings inversely sloped. The resulting layout is a mesh of triangular and rhomboidal voids covered with three-layered ETFE cushions which protect the plaza from the extreme temperature outside, while bringing a huge amount of natural light to the ground floor. The scope of Birdair's sister company, Taiyo Europe was design, supply and installation of the Multifunctional building atrium´s roof, including the steel structure and in addition a 4-layer ETFE cushion skylight with water drainage and heating system.