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Expoforum
St. Petersburg | 2016
Winner of the international competition 2008, master plan and new construction. Planning Association Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss Architekten, SPEECH.

Built on a design by Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss Architekten and SPEECH, Expoforum is now after its completion one of the largest exhibition and congress centers in the world. It is located in 10 minutes’ drive from Pulkovo Airport on a site bounded by Peterburgskoe chausse leading towards the inner city of Saint Petersburg.

A complex network of infrastructure required for exhibitions and congresses of very large scale, as for example the annual Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, is situated on a territory of 56.21 hectares. The complex comprises 100.000 square meters of exhibition space, a 3000-seat congress hall, Hilton and Hampton by Hilton hotels (3 and 4 stars), parking lots, an independent freight and customs centre as well as engineering structures.

The high part of the congress centre, two hotels and two business centres form an open arc – the impressive main façade of the Expoforum overlooking the main road. The halls of the congress centre and three exhibition pavilions are located perpendicular to this row of buildings. They are connected by a glass passage with an undulating roof featuring circular skylights. The façades of the pavilions are decorated with photographic prints on ceramic panels showing views of Saint Petersburg.

The striking style of the Expoforum’s ensemble comprises distinguishing features - the amber colour of the façades mixed up with generous glazing parts. Its thrilling coulourful appearance is strengthened by the rhythm of large-scaled horizontal and vertical windows.

Client: Expoforum
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