Designated "A Landmark of Federal Architectural Significance" and located on St. Petersburg's
main thoroughfare, The Atrium at Nevsky 25 - a Class A office building - assembled private and
public expertise to preserve the building's architectural integrity while creating a symbol of the
city's commercial rebirth. Retailers occupy the first floor, offices are on floors 2-5 and an existing
courtyard was enclosed with a skylight and completely refurbished to facilitate circulation within
an existing new space. Walls and floors have been strengthened to Western standards and new
installations including triple-glazed windows, lobby flooring of patterned granite in the style of
19th century Russian palaces, advanced heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and security systems
have been installed. To restore the building's original roof line, a top floor, not part of the original
structure, was demolished and replaced with two new floors under a slanted roof. For maximum
impact these floors were oriented towards a new glass-enclosed central atrium that had previously
been the courtyard. The light weight framing of the floors offered an extra benefit: open and
efficient office space.
The Atrium at Nevsky 25 was designed to the highest technical specifications and is the only
operating building in St. Petersburg with such advanced and sophisticated systems.
Since its opening in November 1997, the Atrium has won international and domestic recognition,
including first prize for FIABCI Prix
d'Excellence 2000 in the Office/ Industrial Category as well as
the 1999 Russian Federation Award for Architecture.