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  5. SPEECH
  6. 2016
  7. Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre / Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH

Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre / Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH

  • 03:00 - 10 February, 2017
Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre / Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH
Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre / Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH, © Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko

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  • Architects

  • Location

    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH
  • Area

    171125.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

  • Client

    ZAO Expoforum
  • Heads of creative team

    Yevgeny Gerasimov, Sergei Tchoban
  • Principal project architects

    V. Zhivrich (Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners), V. Kashirina, I. Markov (nps tchoban voss), A. Perlich (SPEECH)
  • Architects Team

    Y. Appolonova, M. Borisyuk, Y. Budygina, A. Bukina, N. Dmitrieva, D. Zaytsev, I. Minniev, Y. Osipova, M. Ramenskaya, Y. Savhcenko, I. Filimonova, G. Shumskaya (Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners) S. Grischkat, D. Dietz, K. Ozan, H. Topper, R. Hoch, I. Schwarzweller, R. Schwarzweller (Tchoban Voss) I. Aparin, A. Konikova, Y. Lavrova, T. Lokteva, T. Lyubimova, Y. Mashkov, S. Orekhova, A. Popova, Y. Pluzhnik, M. Rasskazova, D. Tolstova, A. Tumanyan, I. Filatov, A. Khmelenina, G. Shashkina (SPEECH)
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© Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko

Text description provided by the architects. Built to a design by Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, and SPEECH, Expoforum is one of the largest exhibition and convention centres in the world. It is situated 10 minutes’ drive from Pulkovo Airport on a site bounded by Peterburgskoe shosse, Pulkovo Reservoir, and residential buildings belonging to a large farm. The main idea behind the project is to concentrate on a territory of 56.21 hectares all the infrastructure needed for holding major exhibitions and conventions to international standards; the complex was built in particular as the home of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, an event which attracts more and more participants with each passing year. The complex comprises: 100,000 sq. m. of exhibition space, a 3000-seat congress hall, Hilton and Hampton by Hilton hotels (3 and 4stars), car parks, an independent transport and shipping centre, and utilities infrastructure.

© Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko

The high-rise part of the convention centre, the hotels, and two business centres are linked by and stand on a gentle arc, which forms the Expoforum’s main façade overlooking the main road. Perpendicular to the façade are the auditoria of the convention centre and three exhibition pavilions connected by a passage with an undulating roof featuring circular skylights. The façades of the pavilions are decorated with photographic prints on ceramic panels showing views of St Petersburg.

© Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko
Functional Scheme
Functional Scheme
© Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko

Expoforum is in a striking modernist style. Its distinguishing feature is the amber colour of the facades, a colour which is maintained irrespective of the material used. The overall style is based on the rhythmic patterns of window openings, the colour scheme used for the spaces between the windows, and the character of the glazing. 

© Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre / Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH" 10 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/804686/expoforum-convention-and-exhibition-centre-speech/> ISSN 0719-8884