Saint Petersburg — 2013

Alla Pugacheva Song Theatre

This is a project of a modern cultural and business center with a number of unique features. Its shape resembles a nut and consists of two parts – a flatter-shaped concert hall seating 6000 and a raised building housing an indoor winter garden, many exhibition areas that can accommodate several large expositions at the same time, cafes, restaurants, classrooms, and offices. A large parking lot has also been arranged.

The theater has a large stage for large-scale musical and cultural events. Several technological solutions were used to improve the acoustics of the hall: the winter garden arranged over the auditorium serves as a ceiling and also adds to the insulation of the main volume of the building.

The new building at the mouth of the Smolenka River has been designed as a centerpiece of the entire architectural and urban planning composition of the area. Light faceted volumes rise above the water. They are brought together by window apertures which create a net with cells becoming increasingly larger as they climb higher.

The project was developed in cooperation with POPULOUS Architectural Bureau (UK).

Mouth of the Smolenka river, Vasilievsky island, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Facts and Figures
Team of authors
  • Project year
  • D. Lavelle, S.I. Oreshkin - project managers
  • R.V. Andreeva - chief architect of the project
  • B.A. Lvovsky - architect
  • Drawings