Lakhta Center wins Emporis Skyscraper Award
On the way to victory, the tower bypassed 700 challengers. The most serious contender is Beijing Leeza Soho, one of the last projects of the world architecture star Zaha Hadid, took the second place.
Lakhta Center won the prestigious Emporis Skyscraper Award for architecture, awarded to buildings that are at least 100 meters high.
Lakhta Center impressed the jury with its unusual shape. Besides its unusual design, the jury praised Lakhta Center also for its energy-efficient technologies. All this for the first time in history brought the Russian skyscraper Lakhta Center first place!
The Emporis Skyscraper Award has been awarded since 2000. In 2015, the Evolution Tower from Moscow City took second place. Renaissance Construction is the general contractor of Lakhta Center and Evolution Tower.