The Gazprom Neft
the Admiralteysky Canal embankment, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
8315 m²
Project authors:
Boris Voskoboynikov, Maria Akhremenkova
Project group:
Ekaterina Chernyshova, Yulia Noskova, Karina Ponomar, Nika Arutynov

Zifergauz is a technological space for teams of industrial digital transformation developers. Here robots are assembled, drones programmed, equipment 3D printed, neural networks trained, industrial gadgets and telemetry sensors created and blockchain services for wireless networks developed. All these technologies are used at Gazprom Neft for digital geological exploration, plants automation, remote drilling management, logistic robotics and even for the company’s own icebreakers’ equipment. The interior scenario is based on the idea of continuity from the past to the future. Built in mid-19th century the building organically combines its historical architectural legacy and cutting-edge functionality of the futuristic technical centre. Zifergauz is designed to embrace digital reality and advanced ideas. The key idea of the project is to generate more free space, to make the interior visually lighter. This new concept is conceived as an attempt to go outside the brick margins of the building, which are just too tangible, frozen in time, and to fill the monotonous dark enfilades with fresh air and creative energy. Combining contrasting surfaces, textures and materials creates the feeling of a compressed spring which when coming to life gives the space an impulse to move and transform.

Lighting design:
Graphic design:
Faro (Andrey Shelyutto)
Implemented, 2021
Daniel Annenkov
107078, Moscow
Sadovaya-Chernogryazskaya 8, bld. 8
Vox architects