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Sokol Cityc. Credit: ZAO Banet Vitruvii  Sons Architects St Petersburg; Sokol Cityc. Credit: ZAO Banet Vitruvii  Sons Architects St Petersburg;

Sokol City, St Petersburg

A new 99m high office building in St Petersburg

Sokol City, on Bogatirskyi Prospect in the north of St Petersburg, is one of the exciting new projects currently being designed and developed together with Sergei Padalko from Vitruvii & Sons Architectural Bureau.

Arup was involved as the structural engineer on this development and also brought specialist wind engineering and geotechnical engineering skills to the project. Working with a multi-office team from St Petersburg, Cardiff and London, the design of this 99.8m high, 132,500m² office and commercial building was developed on time and within budget.

Project Summary


99.8m high office building

132,500of total surface

It is really pleasing to see the appetite of young and progressive design architects such as Vitruvii and Sons, for not only aiming to catch up with Western standards of architecture and design, but also for creating buildings that are outstanding and truly Russian. ” Burkhard Miehe Burkhard Miehe Lead structural engineer, Arup

Arup was able to bring the very latest technology from the specialist wind engineering group, with a scope of work that included the wind tunnel testing in the BMT laboratory in London.

Arup’s scope also included geotechnical specifications and technical briefs for structural design.

Sokol Cityc. Credit: ZAO Banet Vitruvii  Sons Architects St Petersburg Sokol Cityc. Credit: ZAO Banet Vitruvii  Sons Architects St Petersburg

Arup was able to bring the very latest technology from the specialist wind engineering group, with a scope of work that included the wind tunnel testing in the BMT laboratory in London.