Galactica – St Petersburg, Russia
Presented by Etalon
Galactica in St Petersburg is the largest redevelopment project in the city’s history. Situated on a 38.4-ha plot in the historic centre of the city, it will span 1.7 km from north to south. Galactica will consist of 33 comfort-class residential buildings ranging from nine to 20 storeys in height and the entire development will hold over 10,000 apartments of various sizes and layouts, from small studios to spacious four-bedroom flats.
The project also includes construction of social infrastructure like three schools, three kindergartens, six pre-schools, medical clinics and sports facilities. Work at the construction site is due to begin in 2015, and the new residential neighbourhood should be completed in 2021.
The second phase of Galactica will be built based on concepts from the Finnish architectural studio T-Architects, who won Etalon’s international competition in 2014. The Finnish architects propose abandoning the “city block” approach by creating an accessible public space with cafes and stores surrounding the historic building in the centre of the Galactica project.