La Perouse Development
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island, Russia
Designed with AS+GG, Chicago as Design Director
51,000 m² (548,900 ft²)
32 storeys, 123m tall
The La Perouse Development for SFERA is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island Russia. The project is a mixed-use development comprised of a 10 Storey office building, 32 Storey Residential tower, 2 Storey Health Center and 2 basement levels of parking. The project incorporates a double skin, internally ventilated façade on both buildings to aid in energy conservation during harsh winter conditions. This project will be, by far, the tallest set of buildings in the city and therefore establishes a high degree of modern design, iconic in nature.
The design concept for the La Perouse Development is centered on simplicity. The design of the two towers focuses on a “kit of parts” solution, where details are shared between buildings, culminating in a crisp, modern aesthetic. The massing of the two buildings reflects the programme within, elevating the residential users to take advantage of the city panorama, providing office users with a highly efficient international standard of office space. The tops of both buildings serve as cityscape icons, reminiscent of lanterns or lighthouses. The inverted pyramid inner ceiling design reflects the highly animated restaurant and cafeteria functions contained within. The double skin design for each building, with its internal lighting system, creates a sense of depth and a lighted “thermos” analogy. This feature, coupled with the illuminated tops of each building will create architectural landmarks for the surrounding city.
The interior design concept integrates the notion of modern luxury while emphasising the inherent building geometry, forming interior spaces that are inspiring and exciting to the occupant. The interior design of the public spaces creates a cohesive spatial sequence that is characterised by contemporary forms and textures, complementing the building’s form. Finishes are contemporary and luxurious while being simple and clean. The combination of forms and textures are timeless while still being forward thinking. The building integrated technology systems will bring convenience, efficiency and a touch of elegance.