The Quattro Corti business centre is located in the historic area of Saint Petersburg, in the immediate vicinity of St. Isaac’s cathedral. The project called for the realization of a contemporary building while maintaining the historic façades of the two buildings that previously occupied the site. Within the volume defined by these limits, four courts were created to illuminate the interior spaces and to serve as gathering places capable of hosting art installations, exhibitions and other public activities. The façades of these courts are composed of reflective coloured glass panels – gold, green, azure and white – set at different angles. The result is the fracturing of the overall reflection, which generates a kaleidoscopic effect that is enlivened by the natural variations in the quantity and intensity of sunlight. The complex is mainly dedicated to Gazprom Neft offices, but also hosts complementary activities such as a restaurant.

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  • Invited competition, 1st prize
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2006 / 2010 – Built
  • Client: Galaxy LLC
  • Built area: 23.500 sqm
    • Offices

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The façades of these courts are composed of reflective coloured glass panels – gold, green, azure and white – inspired by the chromatic richness of Saint Petersburg’s historic architecture.

Quattro Corti
Quattro Corti
Quattro Corti

The glass panels of the façades are set at different angles. The result is the fracturing of the overall reflection, which generates a kaleidoscopic effect.

Quattro Corti
Quattro Corti
Quattro Corti

The existing façades maintain their dialog with the street, while the interior hosts a business centre featuring four large courtyards, incorporated into the new structure by a metal roof.

Quattro Corti
Quattro Corti

The building has an area of 24.000 sqm distributed over six above-ground floors, one basement floor an two more below ground.

Quattro Corti

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