The Saint Petersburg office of Rostelekom is one of the most complex engineering objects, in which the central communication hub for northwestern Russia is located. The technological parts take up nearly 40% of the building’s area and include equipment providing inter-city connections, connections between government institutes, and other types of specialized communications.
As part of the project, it was necessary to completely update the building utilities without disrupting the working operations of the office. As such, one of the most important tasks was developing technology and the design of how to carry out the work. Five floors underwent reconstruction, including the basement and the technical floor. The Aurora specialists developed a modernized façade, brought the building into accordance with modern standards of fire safety, increased its energy-efficiency, and produced special technical specification. The client will more than double the number of company personnel and therefore the interior office space was revised.
The Aurora team was faced with the ambitious task of completing the project in three months, the key condition to victory in this architectural competition.