• Baltic Pearl

    Baltic Pearl
    • © XDGA, photo Frans Parthesius
    • Baltic Pearl

      The core preoccupation of XDGA’s Baltic Pearl project, both its masterplan and its colossal landmark building lies in the combination of diverse and contrasting components and to do so brutally and at first sight unsympathetically. Even normal programmatic givens such as horizontality and verticality have been suppressed in order to make way for almost utopian levels of ambition. The resulting fusion facilitates an entirely new model of urbanity.

      The core preoccupation of XDGA’s Baltic Pearl project, both its masterplan and its colossal landmark building lies in the combination of diverse and contrasting components and to do so brutally and at first sight unsympathetically. …

    • © XDGA
    • © XDGA
    • © XDGA
    • © XDGA
    • 2005069 Baltic Pearl

      idea competition,

      CitySaint Petersburg

      Programmasterplan for the extension of Sint Petersburg and design of a landmark building with appartments, commercial functions, casino, hotel, offices, aquatic center

      Year2005

      Procedureidea competition

      ClientZOA Baltic Pearl

      Total floor area345.000 m² landmark, 1.000.000 m² housing