Okhta Mall Shopping centre, St Petersburg

The light architecture stands out as a landmark

The Okhta Mall shopping centre opened in the centre of St Petersburg in late August. This stunning Scandinavian built mall has a total floor area of 144,000 m2 and it is located in a central spot in the immediate vicinity of the city centre. The building consists of four floors above ground and two floors below ground. The mall is one of St Petersburgs newest urban landmarks.

The architects vision of the facade was very detailed and demanding. Behind the impressive Scandinavian looking facade are mathematically determined dimensions. Because of that all facade boards were cut diagonally. This formed a repeating pattern and prevented material waste.

The demands set high standards for the facade boards as well. The facade cladding solution had to be cost-efficient, but also durable enough to be installed and worked with on-site, and most importantly impressive to look at. A number of buildings in different countries were searched for the right facade solution, and Cembrit's facade boards were chosen to the best solution.

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Product: Cembrit C over

Developer: SRV Gr oup

Address: Prospekt Šaumjana, St Petersburg

Designer: L Architects Oy

Structural design: Sweco Rakennetekniikka Oy

Completion year:2016