Many Visions of Gazprom City St. Petersburg
Although this is old news for some of our industry savvy readers, we have still decided to reignite our design flare by showcasing all 6 very striking design proposals for the St.
Petersburg headquarters of Gazprom, the Russian state owned oil and gas company - back in 2006.
The wining design (pictured above) was submited by London based studio RMJM. This 300 metre (985 feet) building would controversially tower above the historic 18th century Smolny Cathedral on the Neva River which would be on the opposite side of the river.
Paris based architect, Jean Nouvel’s design that failed to please the panel is pictured above.
The giant corkscrew design pictured above was submitted by Herzog & de Meuron.
This very well lit up design was submitted by Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas.
This was Rem Kolhaas’s vision of Gazprom submitted on behalf of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
And the eccentric, Daniel Libeskind’s design.